Matthew Olckers Economist by day; graffiti nerd by night.


Paris School of Economics

Ph.D. in Economics (2016 - current) supervised Francis Bloch and Margherita Comola

M.Phil. in Empirical and Theoretical Economics (2016)

Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne

M.Sc. in Economics (2015)

University of Cape Town

Honours in Economics (2012), B.Comm. in Economics and Finance (2010)

Working Papers

Friend-based Ranking with Francis Bloch.

Four Levers of Redistribution with Elvire Guillaud and Michaël Zemmour.

Teaching Experience


Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne

Mathematics refresher (2017, 2018) Microeconomics (2016, 2017)


University of Cape Town

International Trade and Finance, 3rd year level (2010, 2012) Macroeconomics, 2nd year level (2012) Game Theory, 2nd year level (2010) Microeconomics, 1st year level (2009) Macroeconomics, 1st year level (2009)

Research experience

Short-term Consultant for the World Bank (2016), assiting Bruno Crepon and Patrick Premand on the “Apprenticeship Project” in Cote D’Ivoire

Research assistant for Elvire Guillaud and Michaël Zemmour (2015)