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Chair of Development Economics

Marco Frank

Research Assistant

Consultation Hour

Upon appointment (to arrange, please contact at marco1.frank@uni-bayreuth.de).

Short CV


  • Since 2019    Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Bayreuth


  • Since 2019    Ph.D. Student Economics, University of Bayreuth
  • 2016 - 2018   MSc Economics, University of Bayreuth
  • 2017 - 2018   Term Abroad, University of Copenhagen
  • 2012 - 2016   BA Philosophy & Economics, University of Bayreuth
  • 2014 - 2015   Term Abroad, University of Liège

Full CV


Chair of Development Economics


Past and present teaching priorities

  • Seminar on Political Economy: Poor Economics (Summer Term 2021)
  • Übung zur Makroökonomik I (Summer Term 2021)
  • Seminar on Political Economy: Elections, Legislative Behavior and Policy Outcomes (Winter Terms 2020/2021, 2021/2022 )
  • Introduction to Economics: Macroeconomics (Winter Terms 2020/2021, 2021/2021)


Main areas of research

  • Political Economy
  • Public Economics
  • Economic Development


Articles in peer-reviewed journals

  • Frank, Marco, and David Stadelmann. 2021. More federal legislators lead to more resources for their constituencies: Evidence from exogenous differences in seat allocations. Journal of Comparative Economics 49 (1): 230-43. [Link]
  • Stadelmann, David, and Marco Frank. 2021. Market Failure on the Market for Political Services: A Basic Evaluation Framework. Munich Social Science Review, New Series 4 (forthcoming).
  • Frank, Marco and David Stadelmann. 2021. Political competition and legislative
    shirking in roll-call votes: Evidence from Germany for 1953–2017. Public Choice
    (forthcoming). [Link]

Working papers and conference proceedings

  • Electoral Turnout During States of Emergency and Effects on Incumbent Vote Shares. CREMA Working Paper Series 2020-10, Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts (CREMA). [Link]  (together with David Stadelmann and Benno Torgler)
  • Competition and Electoral Convergence between Politicians and Parties. [Available
    upon request] (together with David Stadelmann)

Non-refereed publications, articles and blogs

  • Frank, Marco, and David Stadelmann. 2019. Mehr Bundestagsabgeordnete pro Wahlkreis führen zu mehr Bundesbeschäftigten in ihren Wahlkreisen. In: Wirtschaftliche Freiheit. [Link]
  • Drometer, Markus, Marco Frank, Maria Hofbauer Pérez, Carla Rhode, Sebastian Schworm, and Tanja Stitteneder. 2018. Wealth and Inheritance Taxation: An Overview and Country Comparison. ifo DICE Report 16 (2): 45-54. [Link]

Chair of Development Economics

Marco Frank
Research Assistant

AddressMarco Frank
Chair VWL E - Entwicklungsökonomik
University of Bayreuth
Universitätsstraße 30
D-95447 Bayreuth
OfficeRW I, Room 1.0 02 147
Phone+49 (0)921 / 55-6085
Consultation HourUpon appointment (to arrange a meeting, please contact via email)

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