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Staff Biography

[Photo: Ferdinand RAUCH] Dr Ferdinand RAUCH
Associate - Trade
Tel: +44(0)1865 281165
Email: ferdinand.rauch@economics.ox.ac.uk

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Expertise: International Trade, Urban Economics


Ferdinand Rauch has been a Visiting Research Affiliate at the CEP since 2012. He is Associate Professor at the Economics Department of the University of Oxford.

Current Areas of Research:

Research in recent years has focused on topics of urban economics, such as the location, growth rate and survival probability of cities, as well as international trade, such as the stability of the distance coefficient in gravity equations.


  • PHD, University of Vienna, 2010

Selected Publications:

  • Michaels, Guy, Ferdinand Rauch, and Stephen Redding. "Urbanization and structural transformation." Quarterly Journal of Economics 127.2 (2012): 535-586.

  • Cadot, Olivier, et al. "Success and failure of African exporters." Journal of Development Economics 101 (2013): 284-296.

  • Iacovone, Leonardo, Ferdinand Rauch, and L. Alan Winters. "Trade as an engine of creative destruction: Mexican experience with Chinese competition." Journal of International Economics 89.2 (2013): 379-392.

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