Prof. Dr. Felix Roesel

Professor of Economics, esp. Urban and Regional Economics

Phone: (+49 531) 391-2592
Hours: Thursday, 15:15-16:15 (Book consultation via Stud.IP)
Address: Technische Universität Braunschweig, Institute of Economics, Spielmannstrasse 9, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany

Short Bio

Felix Roesel is Professor of Economics, especially Urban and Regional Economics at TU Braunschweig. His research focus is regional and urban development, public economics, and social cohesion – often using historical datasets.

Before joining TU Braunschweig in 2021, Felix Rösel was a post-doc researcher at the ifo Institute in Dresden and a research fellow at TU Dresden where he finished his PhD in 2017. Since 2020 he is a CESifo Research Affiliate.

Curriculum Vitae

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Working Papers

  • Activated History - The Case of the Turkish Sieges of Vienna (with C. Ochsner), CESifo Working Paper 6586, Revise and resubmit: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.
  • Populists in Power (with Doerr, L., Potrafke, N.), CESifo Working Paper 9336.

Selected Articles in Refereed Journals

  • Forced migration, staying minorities, and new societies: Evidence from ethnic cleansing in Czechoslovakia (with J. Grossmann, S. Jurajda), American Journal of Political Science, conditionally accepted.
  • The German Local Population Database (GPOP), 1871 to 2019, Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik), forthcoming.
  • Taxation under Direct Democracy (with S. Geschwind), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 200, 2022, 536-554.
  • Ineffective fiscal rules? The effect of public sector accounting standards on budgets, efficiency, and accountability (with F. Dorn, S. Gaebler), Public Choice, 186 (3-4), 2021, 387-412.
  • Are doctors better health ministers? (with A. Pilny), American Journal of Health Economics, 6 (4), 2020, 498-532.
  • Migrating extremists (with C. Ochsner), The Economic Journal, 130 (628), 2020, 1135-1172.
  • Electoral externalities in federations – Evidence from German opinion polls (with X. Frei, S. Langer, R. Lehmann), Kyklos, 73 (2), 2020, 227-252.
  • The urban-rural gap in healthcare infrastructure: does government ideology matter? (with N. Potrafke), Regional Studies, 54 (3), 2020, 340-351.
  • Compulsory voting and voter turnout: Empirical evidence from Austria (with S. Gaebler, N. Potrafke), Regional Science and Urban Economics, 81, 2020, 103499.
  • Opening hours of polling stations and voter turnout: Evidence from a natural experiment (with N. Potrafke), The Review of International Organizations, 15 (1), 2020, 133-163.
  • Do direct elections matter? – Quasi-experimental evidence from Germany (with S. Gaebler), International Tax and Public Finance 26 (6), 2019, 1416-1445.
  • Merging county administrations – Cross-national evidence of fiscal and political effects (with S. Blesse), Local Government Studies 45 (5), 2019, 611–631.
  • A banana republic? The effects of inconsistencies in the counting of votes on voting behavior (with N. Potrafke), Public Choice 178 (1-2), 2019, 231–265.
  • Hospital policy and productivity – Evidence from German states (with A. Karmann), Health Economics 26 (12), 2017, 1548–1565.
  • The causal effect of wrong-hand drive vehicles on road safety, Economics of Transportation 11–12, 2017, 15–22.
  • The political economy of fiscal supervision and budget deficits – Evidence from Germany, Fiscal Studies 38 (4), 2017, 641–666.
  • Do mergers of large local governments reduce expenditures? Evidence from Germany using the synthetic control method, European Journal of Political Economy 50, 2017, 22–36.