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Commentary Series: Contributions to Public Debate

The Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES) launches a series of Commentaries that contribute to public debate in Switzerland and beyond. The series will consist of a small number of papers written by distinguished economists with a strong profile in public debate.  The SJES welcomes suggestions for new contributions to the Commentary section. Please do not submit manuscripts for the Commentary section before you have received approval from the editorial board that the suggested Commentary is of interest to the SJES. Decisions will be made by the SJES Editorial Board. Email addresses can be found in the contact section of the journal website. To read the first invited article written by Monika Bütler, please click here.

Aims and scope

Founded in 1867, The Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES) is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes theoretical and empirical contributions to any field of economics and reaches an international audience. Owned and financed by the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics, SJES is committed to a high quality, efficient review process with a first round response time of typically less than two months. SJES particularly welcomes contributions from early-career researchers.


Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics: Volumes 143 - 153

Articles published in Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics between 2007 and 2017 are available to read online via Springer Link or by clicking on the "All volumes" option on the article page.

Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics: Special Focus on Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic presents a great challenge for health policy, but also for economic policy more broadly. The only remedy so far has involved confinement of substantial parts of the population to ensure appropriate levels of social distance. These necessary measures carry a substantial economic cost, with early data showing an unprecedented contraction in economic activity. In these massively changing times, economists can contribute to shaping the debate. The SJES has prepared a collection of submissions that analyze the disease and its impact on the economic and health situation, propose ways to mitigate economic consequences, or discuss ways to return to normal life, among others. Read the collection on Covid-19 here.

Special Issue on ‘Digital Transformation’

The digital transformation affects many aspects of private and public lives, including how we make private and political decisions. To contribute to a better understanding of these issues, the Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics has launched a special issue on the economic and societal consequences, opportunities, challenges, risks and possible coping strategies connected to the «Digital Transformation». For further information please click here.

Editor profiles

Co-Editor: Stefan Bühler, University of St Gallen

New Content ItemStefan Bühler is the Chair of Applied Microeconomics at the University of St Gallen. Stefan's research focuses on Applied Microeconomics and Industrial Organization.

Co-Editor: Rafael Lalive, University of Lausanne

Rafael LaliveRafael Lalive is Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Business and Economics of University of Lausanne. Rafael's work focuses on labor market policy, family policy, and social economics.

Co-Editor: Jérémy Lucchetti, University of Geneva

JérémJérémy Lucchetti, Co-Editory Laurent-Lucchetti is Professor of Economics at the Geneva School of Economics and Management of the University of Geneva. Jérémy's work focuses on environmental economics, political economy and development economics.

Co-Editor: Conny Wunsch, University of Basel

New Content ItemConny Wunsch is Professor of Labor Economics at the University of Basel. Conny's research interests include labor market evaluation and effectiveness and optimal design of labor market measures.

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