Dr Richard Franke

Dr Richard Franke

Visiting Fellow

Department of Economic History

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Key Expertise
Regional economics, international economics, and economic history

About me

Richard Franke’s research focuses at the causes and consequences of regional disparities and is at the intersection of regional economics, international economics, and economic history. In a current project, he studies the effects of regional disparities in income and air pollution on mortality during the ‘Spanish Flu’. Another project looks at the bone and bane of early industrialization for German regions.

Richard is a postdoctoral researcher at the chair of Quantitative Economic History (VWL VII) at the University of Bayreuth. Before joining the University of Bayreuth he was a researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW). He received his PhD from Kiel University in 2021.

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Curriculum Vitae

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Expertise Details

Regional economics; international economics; and economic history