Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer
Olivier Sterck is an economist working in the areas of development and health economics. Before joining the RSC, Olivier was postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) at the University of Oxford. He completed his PhD in economics in 2013 at the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). His research is multidisciplinary in scope, building bridges between several fields of study, from the economics of conflicts and HIV to International Relations. Part of it is based on fieldwork conducted in sub-Saharan Africa.
As part of the RSC, Olivier aims to apply his expertise in econometrics and economic modelling to the study of refugee economies. With colleagues from the RSC, he will use quantitative methods to study refugee economies in Kenya, Uganda and Burundi. He will also work on the impact evaluation of a programme expanding work permits for Syrian refugees in Jordan.
Olivier plays the piano and enjoys football, cycling and travelling.
Self-Reliance in Kalobeyei? Socio-Economic Outcomes for Refugees in North-West Kenya
Alexander Betts et al, (2018)
Refugee Economies in Kenya
Alexander Betts, Naohiko Omata, Olivier Sterck, (2018)
Talent displaced: The economic lives of Syrian refugees in Europe
Alexander Betts et al, (2017)