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.
Doing Business in Kakuma: Refugees, Entrepreneurship, and the Food Market
Alexander Betts, Antonia Delius, Cory Rodgers, Olivier Sterck and Maria Stierna, (2019)
Refugee Economies in Addis Ababa: Towards Sustainable Opportunities for Urban Communities
Alexander Betts, Leon Fryszer, Naohiko Omata and Olivier Sterck, (2019)
Refugee Economies in Dollo Ado: Development Opportunities in a Border Region of Ethiopia
Alexander Betts, Raphael Bradenbrink, Jonathan Greenland, Naohiko Omata and Olivier Sterck, (2019)
The Kalobeyei Model: Towards Self-Reliance for Refugees?
Alexander Betts, Naohiko Omata, Cory Rodgers, Olivier Sterck and Maria Stierna, (2019)
Refugee Economies in Uganda: What Difference Does the Self-Reliance Model Make?
Alexander Betts, Imane Chaara, Naohiko Omata, Olivier Sterck, (2019)