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Research Interests

Labour Economics, Political Economy


Published Papers

Adams-Prassl, A., Boneva, T., Golin, M. and Rauh, C. Inequality in the Impact of the Coronavirus Shock: Evidence from Real Time Surveys, (2020) Journal of Public Economics, 189
Biroli, P., Boneva, T., Raja, A. and Rauh, C. Parental Beliefs About Returns to Child Health Investments, (2020) Journal of Econometrics
Belfield, C., Boneva, T., Rauh, C. and Shaw, J. What Drives Enrollment Gaps in Further Education? The Role of Beliefs in Sequential Schooling Decisions, (2019) Economica
Mueller, H. and Rauh, C. Reading Between the Lines: Prediction of Political Violence Using Newspaper Text, (2018) American Political Science Review, 112(2), 358-375
Boneva, T. and Rauh, C. Parental Beliefs about Returns to Educational Investments - The Later the Better?, (2018) Journal of the European Economic Association, 16(6), 1669–1711

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Adams-Prassl, A., Boneva, T., Golin, M. and Rauh, C. The Value of Sick Pay, (2021) CWPE2162
Caucutt, E. M., Guner, N. and Rauh, C. Is Marriage for White People? Incarceration, Unemployment, and the Racial Marriage Divide, (2021) CWPE2160
Boneva, T., Golin, M. and Rauh, C. Can Perceived Returns Explain Enrollment Gaps in Postgraduate Education?, (2021) CWPE2140
Boneva, T., Kaufmann, K. and Rauh, C. Maternal Labor Supply: Perceived Returns, Constraints, and Social Norms, (2021) CWPE2138
Rauh, C. and Renée, L. Parenting Types, (2021) CWPE2110

Research Activities

Covid Impact on Working Women - Video
Dr. Christopher Rauh and Karin Kimbrough (Chief Economist, LinkedIn) discuss women’s exodus from the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic with Bloomberg’s Lizzy Burden at the Bloomberg Equality Summit.
Published on - Monday 1st November 2021

The value of sick pay: older workers & women often get less
Women and older workers are less likely to have access to employer-provided sick pay, according to Dr Christopher Rauh, from the Covid Inequality Project. The research has also found that workers in jobs that cannot be done from home are particularly unlikely to have sick pay.
Published on - Thursday 9th September 2021

Is marriage for white people? The US racial marriage divide
Are higher rates of incarceration and unemployment responsible for lower marriage rates among the black population in the US? Christopher Rauh has highlighted the difference in the marriage rates between black and white people in the US.
Published on - Monday 6th September 2021

The Gender Gap in Mental Health Widened by Lockdowns
Women, the young, and the less educated have borne the brunt of mental health issues resulting from lockdowns, which has often exacerbated job and earnings losses, according to research by Dr Christopher Rauh
Published on - Friday 30th April 2021

Lockdowns Widen the Gender Gap in Mental Health
Dr. Christopher Rauh has published an article for VOXeu that looks at how women have suffered far more from social distancing measures than men in terms of their mental health.
Published on - Tuesday 27th April 2021

Press Articles

Bloomberg: Incarceration, unemployment, and the black–white marriage gap in the US
Voxeu: Incarceration, unemployment, and the black–white marriage gap in the US
Forbes: Parental Beliefs about Returns to Different Types of Investments in School Children
Evening Standard: Parental Beliefs about Returns to Different Types of Investments in School Children

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

Rauh, C., The Impact of Automation and Fears of Job Displacement on Political Preferences (JHUQ)

COVID-19 Economic Research

Special Features: COVID-19 and the Effect on Workers
Work Tasks That Can Be Done From Home


PIIB Paper 6 - Lent - Introduction to Corporate Finance
MPhil - E100 Microeconomics
MPhil - S301 Applied Econometrics
MPhil F300 - Corporate Finance

PhD Students


Vivek Roy-Chowdhury
PhD Title:
Research: Topics in Political Economics

Christopher Rauh

University Assistant Professor

Research Group:
Empirical Microeconomics

CV: Curriculum Vitae

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