Ferdinand Rauch

Ferdinand Rauch is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Oxford University, Tutorial Fellow at Brasenose College Oxford and research associate at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics.  His research interests include international economics and economic geography.

Content by Ferdinand Rauch
  • Blog post

    Flooding and urban adaptation

    If the economic costs of flooding are high, and cities at lower elevations tend to flood more frequently, why do communities continue to rebuild on the same, flood-prone lands? This blog explores the economic impact of flooding and suggests that aid for reconstruction could be used to encourage economic activity to shift away from flood prone areas. Floods are among...

    6 May 2016 | Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Tom McDermott, Guy Michaels, Ferdinand Rauch