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  1. We investigate whether the KOF Economic Barometer – a leading indicator released by the KOF Swiss Economic Institute – is useful for short-term prediction of quarterly year-on-year real GDP growth in Switzerla...

    Authors: Boriss Siliverstovs

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2011 147:BF03399350

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  2. This paper provides empirical evidence on international price differences in ski lift tickets based on 214 ski areas in Austria, France, and Switzerland for the winter season 2010/2011. We find that French and...

    Authors: Martin Falk

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2011 147:BF03399348

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  3. The gains in life expectancy are expected to double the dependency ratio and increase population by 10% in Switzerland until 2050. To quantify the effects on social security and public finances, we use an over...

    Authors: Christian Keuschnigg, Mirela Keuschnigg and Christian Jaag

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2011 147:BF03399345

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  4. Intergenerational links are often investigated by computing educational attainment correlations between parents and children, even though parental background may influence outcomes at earlier stages of the edu...

    Authors: Jean-Marc Falter, Giovanni Ferro Luzzi and Federica Sbergami

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2011 147:BF03399344

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  5. This paper explores the effects of insurance parameters and complementary information environment on the patient’s primary prevention activity. The theoretical model is based on a principal-agent setting in wh...

    Authors: Udo Schneider and Jürgen Zerth

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2011 147:BF03399342

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  6. Since the seminal work of Krugman (1979), variety gains from trade are recognized as an important channel of welfare gains. In this paper, the gains from variety are estimated for Switzerland. It is found that de...

    Authors: Lukas Mohler

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2011 147:BF03399341

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  7. It is an important difference in different measures of the marginal cost of public funds whether to take into account the “revenue effect” emphasized by Atkinson and Stern (1974). This paper tries to reconcile tw...

    Authors: Ming Chung Chang and Shufen Wu

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2011 147:BF03399339

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  8. This article provides a short description of remitters in Dubai. The data comes from a remittance survey on foreign workers in the Emirate conducted in 2008. Among other findings, our results suggest that ther...

    Authors: George Naufal and Carlos Vargas-Silva

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2010 146:BF03399336

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  9. We study in this paper both theoretically and empirically the influence of trade union rights in origin countries on bilateral migration flows. Theoretically, trade union rights are supposed to increase the ba...

    Authors: Thierry Baudassé and Rémi Bazillier

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2010 146:BF03399333

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  10. This paper looks at the integration of regions and nations through the prism of the merger of populations. The paper employs a particular index of social dismay. It presents examples of two of the main results...

    Authors: Oded Stark

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2010 146:BF03399332

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  11. This paper reviews the existing literature on the impact of migrants networks on the patterns of international migration. It covers the theoretical channels at stake in the global effect of the networks. It id...

    Authors: Michel Beine, Frédéric Docquier and Cağlar Özden

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2010 146:BF03399331

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  12. This paper analyzes the development of housing market imbalances, housing prices and residential investment in Switzerland within a stock-flow framework. In the long run, the desired level of residential capit...

    Authors: Elizabeth Steiner

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2010 146:BF03399329

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  13. In this paper, we analyse the sources of economic growth in Switzerland during the period 1991–2006. The results suggest that labour input and capital input contribute 0.52 pp and 0.57 pp, respectively, to the...

    Authors: Barbara Rudolf and Mathias Zurlinden

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2010 146:BF03399328

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  14. The size premium, defined as the return differential between shares of small and large companies, is subject to cyclical fluctuations. This study examines the predictability of this premium for the Swiss stock...

    Authors: Thorsten Hock

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2010 146:BF03399327

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  15. Nordhaus (2008) has developed a testing strategy for what he calls ‘Baumol’s diseases’, by which name he designates a number of by-products of structural change that are unwanted from an economic policy perspecti...

    Authors: Jochen Hartwig

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2010 146:BF03399326

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  16. Although poverty is widely recognised as a multidimensional phenomenon, we still believe that monetary aspect has a fundamental role and therefore deserves a special treatment. For this reason we propose an in...

    Authors: Besma Belhadj and Mohamed Salah Matoussi

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2010 146:BF03399322

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  17. An affine yield curve model is estimated on daily Swiss data 2002–2009. The market price of risk is modelled in terms of proxies for uncertainty, which are estimated from interest rate options. The estimated m...

    Authors: Paul Söderlind

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2010 146:BF03399316

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  18. In January 2000 the Swiss National Bank adopted a new monetary policy framework incorporating a price stability objective defined as (any rate of) CPI inflation below 2 percent. We contrast this framework with...

    Authors: Hans Genberg and Stefan Gerlach

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2010 146:BF03399299

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