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[Photo: Frank PISCH] Dr Frank PISCH
Associate - Trade
Email: F.Pisch@lse.ac.uk

University of St Gallen
Tel: +41712242347
Email: frank.pisch@unisg.ch
Personal WebSite WWW


Frank Pisch is an Assistant Professor at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and an Associate at CEP. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics and studied Economics and Philosophy at universities in Bayreuth (Germany), Cambridge (UK) and Singapore. His research focuses on international trade and organisational 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. In other work on how firms organise their production, he investigates the matching behaviour of buyer and seller firms in supply chains that span multiple countries.


  • PhD. Economics, London School of Economics, UK
  • 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


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

CEP Publications

CEP discussion paper
Managing Global Production: Theory and Evidence from Just-in-Time Supply Chains Frank Pisch
April 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1689:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; F23; D23; L23

Tags: just-in-time; global value chains; supply chain management; multinational firms; vertical integration

CEP discussion paper
Organizing Global Supply Chains: Input-Output Linkages and Vertical Integration Giuseppe Berlingieri, Frank Pisch and Claudia Steinwender
November 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1583:
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JEL Classification: F10; F14; L16; L23; O14

Tags: vertical integration; supply chains; direct requirements; input output relationship; intrafirm trade

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

Tags: manufacturing; exports; energy prices; shale gas