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.
- 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.