Olivier  Sterck

Olivier Sterck Researchers

Junior Research Fellow in the Economics of Forced Migration (ODID)
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Olivier Sterck is an economist working in the areas of development and health economics.

Before joining the Refugee Studies Centre (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).

Olivier's 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.

Le Polain, M., Sterck, O., Nyssens, M. (2017).  Interest Rate in Savings Groups: Thrift or Threat? World Development, forthcoming.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.09.001


Sterck, O. (2017).  What Goes Wrong with the Allocation of Domestic and International Resources for HIV? Health Economics, forthcoming.  https://doi.org/10.1002/hec.3550

Colombo, A., D’Aoust, O., Sterck, O. (2017). From Civil War to Electoral Violence. Evidence from Burundi. Economic Development and Cultural Change, forthcoming. https://oliviersterck.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/main.pdf

Manning, R., Sterck, O. (2017).  Rethinking international and domestic financing for HIV in low and middle income countries. Development Policy Review, forthcoming.  https://doi.org/10.1111/dpr.12232

Baele, S. J., Lewis, D., Hoeffler, A., Sterck, O. C., & Slingeneyer, T. (2017). The Ethics of Security Research: An Ethics Framework for Contemporary Security Studies. International Studies Perspectiveshttps://doi.org/10.1093/isp/ekx003

D’Aoust O., Sterck, O., Verwimp, P. (2016). Who Benefited from Burundi’s Demobilization Program?. The World Bank Economic Review, lhw033. https://doi.org/10.1093/wber/lhw033


D'Aoust, O., & Sterck, O. (2016). Who Benefits from Customary Justice? Rent seeking, Bribery and Criminality in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of African Economies, 25(3), 439-467.  https://doi.org/10.1093/jae/ejw001


Sterck, O., Roser, M., Ncube, M., Thewissen, S. (2016).  Allocation of development assistance for health: is the predominance of national income justified? Health Policy and Planning, forthcoming.  https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czw173


Remme, M., Siapka, M., Sterck, O., Ncube, M., Watts, C., Vassal, A. (2016).  Financing the HIV response in sub-Saharan Africa from domestic sources: moving beyond a normative approach. Social Science & Medicine, 169, 66-76.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.09.027


Sterck, O. (2016). Natural Resources and the Spread of HIV/AIDS: Curse or Blessing? Social Science & Medicine, 150(2), 271-278.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.09.023

Baele, S. J., Sterck, O. C., & Meur, E. (2016). Theorizing and Measuring Emotions in Conflict. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 60(4), 718-747.  https://doi.org/10.1177/0022002714550083

Collier, P., Manning, R., & Sterck O. (2015). From Death Sentence to Debt Sentence. Finance & Development (IMF), 52(4), 28-31. http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2015/12/collier.htm

Baele S., Sterck, O., (2015). Diagnosing the Securitisation of Immigration at the EU Level: A New Method for Stronger Empirical Claims. Political Studies, 63(5), 1120-1139.  https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9248.12147

Sterck, O. (2014). HIV/AIDS and Fatalism: Should Prevention Campaigns Disclose the Transmission Rate of HIV? Journal of African Economies, 23 (1), 53-104.  https://doi.org/10.1093/jae/ejt018