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  1. Content type: Original article

    This paper analyzes the connection between openness and economic performance in Switzerland. Considering different dimensions of openness, we show that the Swiss economy is classified as relatively open. Never...

    Authors: Reto Föllmi, Angela Fuest, Philipp an de Meulen, Martin Micheli, Torsten Schmidt and Lina Zwick

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:17

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    Ten years after the worst financial crisis of the post-war period, Switzerland has established a Too-Big-To-Fail (TBTF) framework. Under this framework, the two large Swiss banks are subject to substantial cap...

    Authors: Georg Junge and Peter Kugler

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:22

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  3. Content type: Original article

    In this paper, relations between public debt, economic growth, and long-term interest rates in Switzerland from 1894 to 2014 are examined. For this purpose, an original long-term dataset on the general gross p...

    Authors: Guillaume Guex and Sébastien Guex

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:16

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  4. Content type: Original article

    Recently, Abadie et al. (Am J Polit Sci 59:495–510, 2015) have expanded synthetic control methods by the so-called cross-validation technique. We find that their results are not being reproduced when alternati...

    Authors: Stefan Klößner, Ashok Kaul, Gregor Pfeifer and Manuel Schieler

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:11

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  5. Content type: Original article

    This paper examines interest-parity conditions that arguably held as regards the investment demand for bills of exchange during the classical gold standard (1880–1914). Contemporaneous guides to the foreign ex...

    Authors: Nils Herger

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:9

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  6. Content type: Original article

    This paper applies a recent method proposed by Maggiori (The U.S. Dollar Safety Premium, 2013) to estimate the Swiss franc safety premium. The results show that the three-step instrumental variable approach as us...

    Authors: Jessica Leutert

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:13

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  7. Content type: Original article

    The aim of this paper is to present a review of the legal, theoretical, and empirical aspects of secessions from an economic perspective. This survey provides interesting insights into recent events such as th...

    Authors: Thierry Madiès, Grégoire Rota-Grasiozi, Jean-Pierre Tranchant and Cyril Trépier

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:19

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  8. Content type: Original article

    This paper studies money demand in Switzerland under free banking before the establishment of the Swiss National Bank. We find that, in addition to income, the banks’ balance-sheet-to-GDP ratio and the number ...

    Authors: Stefan Gerlach and Peter Kugler

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:18

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  9. Content type: Original article

    We estimate the size of inheritance flows in Switzerland over a long span of data, in close analogy to the study for France by Piketty (Q J Econ 126(3):1071–1131, 2011). We find that inheritance flows had been...

    Authors: Marius Brülhart, Didier Dupertuis and Elodie Moreau

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:8

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  10. Content type: Original article

    This paper analyzes the relationship between factor substitutability and the energy intensity of manufacturing firms. Specifically, we compare the degree of substitutability between the input factors capital, ...

    Authors: Sebastian M. Deininger, Lukas Mohler and Daniel Mueller

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:6

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  11. Content type: Original article

    Creative accounting allows governments and, more particularly, finance ministers to somehow manage financial reports to achieve specific and possibly self-interested goals. It is usually used to hide deficits....

    Authors: Maxime Clémenceau and Nils Soguel

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:7

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  12. Content type: Original article

    In many contexts we may be interested in understanding whether direct connections between agents, such as declared friendships in a classroom or family links in a rural village, affect their outcomes. In this ...

    Authors: Arun Advani and Bansi Malde

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:12

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  13. Content type: OriginalPaper

    The Swiss franc is known to appreciate strongly during financial market turmoil, demonstrating its status as a typical safe haven currency. One possible mechanism behind this appreciation during times of globa...

    Authors: Pınar Yeşin

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2017 153:BF03399513

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  14. Content type: OriginalPaper

    This paper analyzes the impacts of the modified needs for space heating and cooling due to global warming on the quantities of energy used for space conditioning and overall. It thereby estimates direct and to...

    Authors: Camille Gonseth, Philippe Thalmann and Marc Vielle

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2017 153:BF03399511

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  15. Content type: OriginalPaper

    This study investigates the relationship between governance, investment performance and asset allocation of pension funds in Switzerland. Our sample includes survey data from 139 Swiss occupational pension pla...

    Authors: Manuel Ammann and Christian Ehmann

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2017 153:BF03399510

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  16. Content type: OriginalPaper

    This study examines the behavior of Swiss house prices in relation to immigration flows for 85 regions from 2001 to 2006. The results show that the nexus between immigration and house prices holds even in an e...

    Authors: Kathrin Degen and Andreas M. Fischer

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2017 153:BF03399433

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  17. Content type: OriginalPaper

    In light of the strong increase of house prices in Switzerland in the 2000s and early 2010s, we analyze the effects of mortgage rate shocks, changes in housing demand & supply and business cycle conditions on ...

    Authors: Dirk Drechsel and Anne Kathrin Funk

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2017 153:BF03399434

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  18. Content type: OriginalPaper

    This paper analyses the effect of a change in the real exchange rate on the number of overnight stays in Swiss hotels. It uses unique three-dimensional panel data on the monthly number of overnight stays by th...

    Authors: Christian Stettler

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2017 153:BF03399437

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  19. Content type: OriginalPaper

    We present an integration based procedure for predicting the distribution f of an indicator of interest in situations where, in addition to the sample data, one has access to covariates that are available for the...

    Authors: Jing Dai, Stefan Sperlich and Walter Zucchini

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2016 152:BF03399422

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  20. Content type: OriginalPaper

    This paper uses the modern workhorse model of quantitative trade theory (Eaton and Kortum, 2002) as a measurement tool to quantify Switzerland’s gains from trade. I find that individual trading partners matter su...

    Authors: Christian Hepenstrick

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2016 152:BF03399420

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  21. Content type: OriginalPaper

    This paper gives an overview of tax non-compliance estimates and evaluates the suitability of various tax non-compliance measurement methods for Switzerland. The existing estimates for Switzerland focus strong...

    Authors: Felix Schmutz

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2016 152:BF03399425

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  22. Content type: OriginalPaper

    Aim of this keynote is to develop a framework how to approach the design of pension policies as rationally as possible. The first step is to realize and accommodate endogenous adjustments. The second step is t...

    Authors: Axel Börsch-Supan

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2016 152:BF03399424

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  23. Content type: OriginalPaper

    Assume that the private goods and the public good are weakly separable, the private goods are gross complements, and the private utility function is a homogeneous of degree one function with constant elasticit...

    Authors: Ming Chung Chang, Hsiao-Ping Peng and Yan-Ching Ho

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2016 152:BF03399427

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  24. Content type: OriginalPaper

    In this study, the author assesses whether the gambling tax in Switzerland is regressive using a large, representative sample of the population and the reported gambling expenditures of the Swiss Health Survey...

    Authors: Dimitri Kohler

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2016 152:BF03399426

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  25. Content type: OriginalPaper

    Understanding how internal capital and labor markets function sheds light on one of the most fundamental questions in economics: what determines the boundaries of the firm? This essay reviews the theoretical a...

    Authors: Holger Mueller

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2016 152:BF03399429

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  26. Content type: OriginalPaper

    In this paper we analyze financial crises and the interactions of macroprudential policy and credit. Financial crises are recurrent systemic phenomena, often triggering deep and long-lasting recessions with la...

    Authors: José-Luis Peydró

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2016 152:BF03399430

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  27. Content type: OriginalPaper

    Government bond markets in the Euro Area are highly fragmented causing further fragmentation in bond and equity markets. Capital Markets Union with fully integrated capital markets across member countries can ...

    Authors: Viral V. Acharya and Sascha Steffen

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2016 152:BF03399431

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  28. Content type: OriginalPaper

    We conduct an empirical investigation of the determinants of the Swiss franc real exchange rate. Theory and related empirical papers suggest various specific factors as potential determinants We select some of...

    Authors: Tommaso Mancini Griffoli, Christoph Meyer, Jean-Marc Natal and Attilio Zanetti

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2015 151:BF03399419

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  29. Content type: OriginalPaper

    Based on a unique firm-level dataset for Swiss MNEs, this paper characterizes FDI activities located in different host regions. The characterization of the FDI activities is based on information on the parent ...

    Authors: Spyros Arvanitis, Heinz Hollenstein and Tobias Stucki

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2015 151:BF03399418

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