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.
The Kalobeyei Settlement: a self-reliance model for refugees?
Alexander Betts et al, (2020), Journal of Refugee Studies, 33(1), 189 - 223
Nolosha Dhaqaale ee Qaxootiga ku Nool Dollo Ado [Somali translation of ‘Refugee Economies in Dollo Ado’]
Alexander Betts, Raphael Bradenbrink, Jonathan Greenland, Naohiko Omata and Olivier Sterck, (2019)
Humanitarian Versus Development Aid for Refugees: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design
Claire MacPherson and Olivier Sterck, (2019), CSAE Working Paper WPS/2019-15
Doing Business in Kakuma: Refugees, Entrepreneurship, and the Food Market
Alexander Betts, Antonia Delius, Cory Rodgers, Olivier Sterck and Maria Stierna, (2019)