Matthew Olckers Economist by day; graffiti nerd by night.

Surfing in Biarritz, November 2017

I am a PhD student at the Paris School of Economics, supervised by Francis Bloch and Margherita Comola. My research interests include social networks, development, and household finance. Please take a look at my research papers.

Outside of my research, I love surfing, helping out at Église La Cité, travelling with my wife, and seeing graffiti on trains. I compiled a book (available in print, on Kindle, and on Google) about graffiti in Cape Town, South Africa, which subsequently evolved into a documentary.