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  1. Survey data can offer timely information on the current state of the economy and its short-term outlook. In this paper, we propose a “Swiss Economic Confidence Index” (SEC). This is a monthly indicator based o...

    Authors: Philipp Wegmueller and Christian Glocker
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2024 160:3
  2. During several weeks in the second half of the year 2020, the cantons of Switzerland could choose to adopt the government-determined facial-mask policy, corresponding to mandatory facial-mask wearing on public...

    Authors: Emanuel Nussli, Simon Hediger, Meta-Lina Spohn and Marloes H. Maathuis
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2024 160:2
  3. Using the Contingent Valuation Method, this paper estimated willingness to pay (WTP) for annual COVID-19 booster vaccines for the endemic phase of the disease. The study found that, on the average, Metro Manil...

    Authors: Rosalina Palanca-Tan
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2023 159:12
  4. For a quarter of a century, the western world has enjoyed a macroeconomic environment characterized by low and stable inflation. Over the last two years, this benign state has dramatically changed. In America ...

    Authors: Ernst Baltensperger
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2023 159:10
  5. In recent years, microeconometrics experienced the ‘credibility revolution’, culminating in the 2021 Nobel prices for David Card, Josh Angrist, and Guido Imbens. This ‘revolution’ in how to do empirical work l...

    Authors: Michael Lechner
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2023 159:8
  6. The paper provides a disaggregated mixed-frequency framework for the estimation of GDP. The GDP is disaggregated into components that can be forecasted based on information available at higher sampling frequen...

    Authors: Stavros Degiannakis
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2023 159:7
  7. This study examines the connection between interest rates and real estate prices in Switzerland. In considering median prices of six real estate groups consisting of rental apartments, owner-occupied flats, ho...

    Authors: Joël Vonlanthen
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2023 159:6
  8. This paper examines the short-run immigration effects on prices for owner-occupied housing and rents in Switzerland, exploiting regional variation at the level of 106 local labor markets (“Mobilité Spatiale” r...

    Authors: Fabienne Helfer, Volker Grossmann and Aderonke Osikominu
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2023 159:5

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  9. Monitoring Consumption Switzerland is a public–private partnership between the University of St. Gallen and the payment companies Worldline and SIX that processes and publishes payment data on transactions in ...

    Authors: Martin Brown, Matthias R. Fengler, Jonas Huwyler, Winfried Koeniger, Rafael Lalive and Robert Rohrkemper
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2023 159:4
  10. We analyze drivers of the EUR/CHF exchange rate in different regimes between 2000 and 2020. Structural breaks between these subperiods are estimated in an integrated way together with the drivers that are rele...

    Authors: Piotr Kotlarz, Michael Hanke and Sebastian Stöckl
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2023 159:3
  11. We document whether a simple, univariate model for quarterly GDP growth is able to deliver forecasts of yearly GDP growth in a crisis period like the Covid-19 pandemic, which may serve cross-checking forecasts...

    Authors: Sylvia Kaufmann
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2023 159:2
  12. Technologies evolve at different paces and their rate of improvement varies considerably. We demonstrate that the fastest technological progress currently occurs in the digital domain and empirically investiga...

    Authors: Matthias Niggli and Christian Rutzer
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2023 159:1
  13. I investigate the role of labor market flows in the decline of routine employment in Switzerland between 1992 and 2018 using rich individual-level panel data from the Swiss Labour Force Survey. Existing resear...

    Authors: Christian Gschwendt
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:24
  14. We study the impact of the pandemic on gender gaps in labor market outcomes in Switzerland. Using the Swiss Labor Force Survey data, we document a significant increase in the gender gap in labor market partici...

    Authors: Corinne Dubois, Luisa Lambertini and Yu Wu
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:23
  15. This paper examines the effect of information and communication technologies (ICT) on the demand for workers in Switzerland. We compare the hypotheses that an increase in ICT leads to upskilling or job polariz...

    Authors: Filippo Pusterla and Ursula Renold
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:22
  16. During the Great Depression, countries endowed with abundant gold reserves were not able to leave the gold standard and devalue their currencies until the mid-1930s. Instead, they were forced to go down the ro...

    Authors: Peter Rosenkranz, Tobias Straumann and Ulrich Woitek
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:20
  17. We use unique individual bank-to-bank repo transaction data to empirically assess the efficiency of the existing Swiss financial market infrastructure (FMI) for executing delivery versus payment transactions. ...

    Authors: Basil Guggenheim, Sébastien Kraenzlin and Christoph Meyer
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:19
  18. This paper studies the causes of movements in inflation and output in Switzerland over 160 years between 1855 and 2015. Aggregate supply and demand shocks are identified in a structural VAR, and their evolutio...

    Authors: Rebecca Stuart
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:17
  19. This paper proposes long-run estimates of ex ante real interest rates in Switzerland and other developed economies, and it describes their relative evolution. Our results highlight the decline in—and convergen...

    Authors: Philippe Bacchetta, Kenza Benhima and Jean-Paul Renne
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:16
  20. We perform a simultaneous test for several rational and behavioral factors known to affect the uptake of life annuities in a sample of Americans. We also investigate whether analysts’ short-term stock market e...

    Authors: Mohamad Hassan Abou Daya and Carole Bernard
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:14
  21. Using a representative sample of European firms, we study whether financing constraints affect employers’ investments in employee training and physical capital differently. We measure financing constraints wit...

    Authors: Giorgio Brunello, Áron Gereben, Désirée Rückert, Christoph Weiss and Patricia Wruuck
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:10
  22. The microdata of surveys are valuable resources for analyzing and modeling relationships between variables of interest. These microdata are often incomplete because of nonresponses in surveys and, if not consi...

    Authors: Alireza Rezaee, Mojtaba Ganjali and Ehsan Bahrami Samani
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:8
  23. This study evaluates the impact of the second home restriction (Lex Weber) on construction investments in Switzerland. Different specifications and variations are defined, and the changes in investment behavio...

    Authors: Luzius Stricker
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:9
  24. We analyze the association that pharmaceutical innovation had with premature mortality from all diseases in Switzerland during the period 1996–2018, and its association with hospital utilization for all diseas...

    Authors: Frank R. Lichtenberg
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:7
  25. We study the interplay of non-pharmaceutical containment measures, human behavior, and the spread of COVID-19 in Switzerland. First, we collect sub-national data and construct indices that capture the stringen...

    Authors: Regina Pleninger, Sina Streicher and Jan-Egbert Sturm
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:5
  26. This paper analyzes the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on household income in Austria, using detailed administrative labor market data, in combination with micro-simulation techniques that enable specific labor...

    Authors: Michael Christl, Silvia De Poli, Dénes Kucsera and Hanno Lorenz
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:4
  27. This paper empirically examines the economic effects of COVID-19 vaccine rollouts using a cross-country daily database of vaccinations and high-frequency indicators of economic activity—nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emi...

    Authors: Pragyan Deb, Davide Furceri, Daniel Jimenez, Siddharth Kothari, Jonathan D. Ostry and Nour Tawk
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:3
  28. This article examines the spatially varying effect of age on single-family house (SFH) prices. Age has been shown to be a key driver for house depreciation and is usually associated with a negative price effec...

    Authors: Jakob A. Dambon, Stefan S. Fahrländer, Saira Karlen, Manuel Lehner, Jaron Schlesinger, Fabio Sigrist and Anna Zimmermann
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:2
  29. This paper characterizes the relationship between monetary aggregates, inflation and economic activity in Switzerland since the mid-1970s. Traditional forms of money demand and quantity theory relationships ha...

    Authors: Peter Kugler and Samuel Reynard
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:1
  30. We study Switzerland’s weak growth during the 1990s through the lens of the business cycle accounting framework of Chari et al. (Econometrica 75(3):781–836, 2007). Our main result is that weak productivity gro...

    Authors: Yannic Stucki and Jacqueline Thomet
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2021 157:11
  31. The free-banking history of Switzerland is subdivided into periods with unfettered competition (1826–1881), and strict banknote regulation (1881–1907). This paper suggests that the Federal Banknote Act of 1881...

    Authors: Nils Herger
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2021 157:9
  32. We use a data-driven methodology to quantify the importance of different skills in performing green tasks, aiming to estimate the green potential of occupations in Switzerland. By this we mean the potential of...

    Authors: Michael Lobsiger and Christian Rutzer
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2021 157:8
  33. A growing body of literature has highlighted two important caveats to the credit-to-GDP gap as advocated by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). The first relates to the approach used to normalise cre...

    Authors: Terhi Jokipii, Reto Nyffeler and Stéphane Riederer
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2021 157:7
  34. Even though the recession in Switzerland triggered by COVID-19 ultimately remained without consequences for the apprenticeship market, significantly fewer apprenticeship contracts had been signed in the months...

    Authors: Daniel Goller and Stefan C. Wolter
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2021 157:6
  35. Low electricity prices put economic pressure on hydropower companies. A more flexible water fee design can counteract this pressure and support hydropower companies during times when market revenues are low. H...

    Authors: Mirjam Kosch, Regina Betz, Thomas Geissmann, Moritz Schillinger and Hannes Weigt
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2021 157:5
  36. This paper investigates the circumstances under which a central bank is more or less likely to deviate from the optimal monetary policy rule. The research question is addressed in a simple New Keynesian dynami...

    Authors: Fabio Canetg
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2021 157:3
  37. This paper analyses the determinants of firm participation in the Swiss COVID-19 loan programme, which aims to bridge firms’ liquidity shortfalls that have resulted from the pandemic. State-guaranteed COVID-19...

    Authors: Lucas Marc Fuhrer, Marc-Antoine Ramelet and Jörn Tenhofen
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2021 157:2

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