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Felix Ward

Research Fellow

Erasmus University Rotterdam
Research field
Economic History, International Economics, Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics


Felix Ward is an Assistant Professor at the Erasmus School of Economic’s Department of Economics. He holds Ph.D. from the University of Bonn, a M.Sc. in Economic History at the London School of Economics & Political Science, and a B.A. in Economics from the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich. Felix is an applied macroeconomist with research interests in international macroeconomics, monetary economics, and economic history

List of publications

Chen, Y., Ward, F., Palma, N. and Brzezinski, A. (2022). The Vagaries of the Sea: Evidence on the Real Effects of Money from Maritime Disasters in the Spanish Empire Review of Economics and Statistics, :1--45.

Jorda, O., Schularick, M., Taylor, A. and Ward, F. (2019). Global financial cycles and risk premiums IMF Economic Review, 67(1):109--150.

Chen, Y. and Ward, F. (2018). When do fixed exchange rates work? Evidence from the Gold Standard Journal of International Economics, 116:158--172.

Ward, F. (2017). Spotting the Danger Zone: Forecasting Financial Crises With Classification Tree Ensembles and Many Predictors Journal of Applied Econometrics, 32(2):.