Matthew Olckers

Postdoctoral Fellow in Network Economics, Monash University

I recently completed my PhD at the Paris School of Economics, under the supervision of Francis Bloch and Margherita Comola. I am now working as a research fellow at Monash University with Arthur Campbell and Yves Zenou.

My research interests include social networks, development economics and household finance. I am particularly interested in the intersection of economics and computer science, such as using mechanism design in practical applications or using alternative data sources to answer questions about poverty and development.

Outside of my research, I love surfing, helping out at church, travelling with my wife, and seeing graffiti on trains. I compiled a book about graffiti in Cape Town, South Africa, which subsequently evolved into a documentary.


news

May 7, 2020 Friend-based Ranking” was accepted for publication at AEJ: Microeconomics. So happy!
Jan 15, 2020 Elvire Guillaud, Michael Zemmour and I have made a dedicated website, redineq.com, to share our data on taxes, transfers and inequality.
Nov 22, 2019 Upcoming presentations at the ANZWEE conference, at Monash’s applied seminar, at UNSW’s empirical micro seminar and at the Monash CDES RCT Conference.
Sep 7, 2019 I joined Monash’s economics department as a postdoctoral research fellow.
Oct 28, 2018 I presented Friend-based Ranking at NEUDC 2018.