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Dr Matthew Olczak

Economics and Strategy Group

Matt Olczak

I joined Aston Business School in September 2009 shortly after submitting my PhD thesis on ‘Firm Numbers, Asymmetries and Competition’, undertaken at the University of East Anglia under the supervision of Professor Stephen Davies. I also previously worked as a Research Associate at the University of East Anglia ESRC Centre for Competition Policy.

Position: Lecturer
Phone: +44(0)121 204 3107
Email: m.olczak@aston.ac.uk 
Room: SW1017 

CV

 

 

  • Post Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice in Higher Education, Aston University, 2011
  • PhD Economics, University of East Anglia, 2009
  • MA Industrial Economics, University of East Anglia, 2002
  • BA Economics, University of East Anglia, 2001

Academic

  • 2009 - to date: Lecturer, Economics & Strategy Group, Aston Business School
  • 2002 - 2009: Research Associate, ESRC Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia
  • 2002 - 2008: Teaching Assistant, University of East Anglia.

  • 2006 - 2007: Lecturer, University of East Anglia. 

Main supervisor for Joseph Bromfield - Maverick firms
Support supervisor for Yupu Lin - Cross-border mergers and acquisitions under the context of globalisation

Available to supervise students in industrial organisation and competition policy. 

Undergraduate teaching:

  • Vertical restraints
  • Recommended retail prices
  • Merger policy
  • Tacit and explicit collusion
  • Using technology to enhance learning and teaching (see video)
  • Main supervisor for Joseph Bromfield - Maverick firms
  • Support supervisor for Yupu Lin - Cross-border mergers and acquisitions under the context of globalisation
  • Available to supervise students in industrial organisation and competition policy. 
  •  Associate Member of the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy http://competitionpolicy.ac.uk/
  • European Association for Research in Industrial Economics, Network of Industrial Economists, Fellow of Higher Education Academy. 
  • Member, Network of Industrial Economists

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy. 

Refereed Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Jones, C., Olczak, M. (2013). The impact of Aston Replay on student performance. Aston Business School Good Practice Guide in Learning and Teaching (vol. 10, pp. 1-6).
  • Olczak, M., Saal, D. (2012). Using an online resource to set assessed weekly quizzes. Aston Business School Good Practice Guide in Learning and Teaching (vol. 9, pp. 32-34).
  • Olczak, M., Saal, D. (2011). Assessed Group Presentations in a Final Year Module. Aston Business School Good Practice Guide in Learning and Teaching (vol. 8, pp. 26.27).

  Learning and Teaching

Presentations Given

  • Olczak, M., Jones, C., Developments in Economics Education Annual Conference, "The impact of lecture capture on student performance," Exeter, UK. (September 6, 2013)
  • Olczak, M., Garrod, L., ESRC Centre for Competition Policy (Alumni Workshop), "Choosing between tacit and explicit collusion," University of East Anglia, UK. (June 5, 2013)
  • Olczak, M., "The impact of recommended retail prices on bilateral bargaining and retail pricing," Management School, Queen’s University Belfast. (May 10, 2013)
  • Olczak, M., Innovation in challenging times The ABS Learning & Teaching Conference in association with the HEA, "Evaluating the impact of a web-based resource on student learning," London, UK. (April 25, 2012)
  • Olczak, M., Jornadas de Economica Industrial, Valencia Annual Conference, "•Discussant of ‘Vertical integration and foreclosure strategies in bilateral oligopoly’ by L.Clementi," Valencia, Spain. (September 15, 2011)
  • Olczak, M., Jornados de Economica Industrial, Valencia Annual Conference, "The impact of recommended retail prices on bilateral bargaining and retail prices," Valencia, Spain. (September 15, 2011)
  • Olczak, M., Developments in Economics Education Annual Conference, "Evaluating the impact of a web-based resource on student learning," London, UK. (September 6, 2011)
  • Olczak, M., European Association for Research in Industrial Economics Annual Conference, "The impact of recommended retail prices on bilateral bargaining and retail prices," Stockholm, Sweden. (September 3, 2011)
  • Olczak, M., Office of Fair Trading Seminar, "Unilateral versus coordinated effects: Comparing the impact of alternative merger outcomes on consumer welfare." (May 26, 2011)

 Work in Progress

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research