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[Photo: Frank PISCH] Mr Frank PISCH
Occasional Research Assistant - Trade
Email: F.Pisch@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.35 F  
Personal WebSite WWW


Frank Pisch is an Occational Research Assistant, Teaching Fellow, and PhD candidate at CEP and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He received his B.Sc. and B.A. in Economics and Philosophy & Economics at the University of Bayreuth, his M.Phil in Economic Research at the University of Cambridge, and his MRes at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research is focused on International Trade and Organizational Economics.

Current Areas of Research:

Frank works on the question of why multinational firms exist, i.e. the advantages and disadvantages of vertical and horizontal FDI. Moreover, he explores how protectionist policies affect these incentives. In different work on how firms organize their production, he investigates how firms in different countries match to trade with each other.


  • MRes Economics, London School of Economics, UK
  • MPhil Economic Research, University of Cambridge, UK
  • B.Sc. Economics, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • B.A. Philosophy & Economics, University of Bayreuth, Germany


  • Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation
  • LSE PhD Scholarship
  • Scholarship of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation

CEP Publications

CEP Discussion Paper
On the Comparative advantage of U.S. Manufacturing: Evidence from the Shale Gas Revolution Rabah Arezki, Thiemo Fetzer and Frank Pisch
November 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1454:
Read Abstract | Full Paper (pdf)

JEL Classification: Q33; O13; N52; R11; L71

Tags: manufacturing; exports; energy prices; shale gas