Dr Frank Pisch is a Professor at the Technical University of Darmstadt and holds the Chair of Microeconomics. He is an Associate at CEP and the SIAW. Previously he was an assistant professor at the University of St. Gallen and received his PhD from the London School of Economics. His research focuses on (international) production networks, covering the areas of international trade, organisational economics and environmental economics.
Current areas of research include:
- Market power in international production networks: trade liberalisations lead to higher welfare gains due to pro-competitive effects shaped by firm heterogeneity and matching frictions; effects of exchange rate movements on companies embedded in international production networks.
- Firm organisation in supply chains: just-in-time management leads to regionalisation and vertical integration; make-or-buy decisions for service inputs.
- Environmental footprint of international production fragmentation