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

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Expertise: International Trade, Urban Economics

Biography:

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.

Education:

  • 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.

CEP Publications

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Planning Ahead for Better Neighborhoods: Long Run Evidence from Tanzania Neeraj Baruah, Amanda Dahlstrand-Rudin, Guy Michaels, Dzhamilya Nigmatulina, Ferdinand Rauch and Tanner Regan
September 2017
Paper No' SERCDP0222:
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JEL Classification: R31; O18; R14


Tags: urban economics; economic development; slums; africa

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CentrePiece Article
Flooded Cities Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Thomas K.J. McDermott, Guy Michaels and Ferdinand Rauch
February 2016
Paper No' CEPCP463:
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CentrePiece 20 (3) Winter 2015/2016


JEL Classification: R11; Q54


Tags: urbanization; flooding; climate change; urban recovery


This article summarises ‘Flooded Cities’ by Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Guy Michaels, Thomas McDermott and Ferdinand Rauch, CEP Discussion Paper No.1398, December 2015.
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CEP Discussion Paper
Flooded Cities Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Thomas K.J. McDermott, Guy Michaels and Ferdinand Rauch
December 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1398:
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JEL Classification: R11; Q54


Tags: urbanization; flooding; climate change; urban recovery

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CentrePiece Article
The upside of London Tube strikes Ferdinand Rauch and colleagues find that many commuters benefit from forced experimentation on routes to work Shaun Larcom, Ferdinand Rauch and Tim Willems
November 2015
Paper No' CEPCP455:
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CentrePiece 20 (2) Autumn 2015


Tags: experimentation; learning; optimization; rationality; search


This article summarises 'The Benefits of Forced Experimentation: Striking Evidence from the London Underground Network' by Shaun Larcom, Ferdinand Rauch and Tim Willems, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1372
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CEP Discussion Paper
Resetting the Urban Network: 117-2012 Guy Michaels and Ferdinand Rauch
November 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1248:
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JEL Classification: R11; N93; O18


Tags: economic geography; economic history; path dependence; transportation

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CEP Discussion Paper
Task Specialization in U.S. Cities from 1880-2000 Guy Michaels, Ferdinand Rauch and Stephen J. Redding
February 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1186:
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JEL Classification: N92; O18; R12


Tags: economic development; human interaction; urbanization

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CEP Discussion Paper
Advertising Expenditure and Consumer Prices Ferdinand Rauch
August 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1073:
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JEL Classification: H25; M37


Tags: advertising; taxation of advertising; effects of advertising

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CEP Discussion Paper
Success and Failure of African Exporters Olivier Cadot, Leonardo Iacovone, Denisse Pierola and Ferdinand Rauch
June 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1054:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; O55


Tags: africa; export survival

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade as an Engine of Creative Destruction: Mexican Experience with Chinese Competition Leonardo Iacovone, Ferdinand Rauch and L. Alan Winters
September 2010
Paper No' CEPDP0999:
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JEL Classification: F14; L11


Tags: china; mexico; multi-product-firm; trade shock

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CEP Discussion Paper
Urbanisation and Structural Transformation Guy Michaels, Ferdinand Rauch and Stephen Redding
October 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0892:
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JEL Classification: R11; R51


Tags: urbanisation; economic development; urban population; rural population