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  1. This paper studies the role of wealth fluctuations for aggregate consumption in Switzerland. In the long-run, wealth is found to have a significant effect on consumption. In the short-run, by contrast, the eff...

    Authors: Frank Schmid
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2013 149:BF03399382
  2. In the last decade, models of rational choice have chimed into the discussion on racial profiling, the use of race in stop and search decisions of the police. The models describe the behavior of motorists and ...

    Authors: Dragan Ilić
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2013 149:BF03399380
  3. The weak rationality principle is not an empirical statement but a heuristic rule for how to proceed in social sciences. It is a necessary ingredient of any ‘understanding’ social science in the Weberian sense...

    Authors: Gebhard Kirchgässner
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2013 149:BF03399379
  4. The paper analyzes the relevance of the three constituent elements of the ‘new firm paradigm’, i.e. ICT, workplace organization and human capital, as determinants of a firm’s provision of training. We concentr...

    Authors: Heinz Hollenstein and Tobias Stucki
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2012 148:BF03399378
  5. This paper analyzes the contribution of youth’s different time allocations to positive behaviors in exchanges. Psychologists highlight that time spent within voluntary organizations fosters positive developmen...

    Authors: Matteo Migheli
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2012 148:BF03399361
  6. This paper estimates the response of consumer prices to a monetary policy shock in Switzerland. We find that there is no evidence of a price puzzle at the aggregate level. This is because our factor-augmented ...

    Authors: Daniel Kaufmann and Sarah Lein
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2012 148:BF03399360
  7. This paper uses Swiss immigration data and two novel instrumental variables to test the channels through which migrants promote trade. Using the immigrant stock in France as well as Swiss visa restrictions as ...

    Authors: Pierre-Louis Vézina
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2012 148:BF03399374
  8. Several empirical studies have suggested that the Bundesbank has pursued inflation targets rather than monetary targets. These studies have been criticized because they do not adequately measure the deviation ...

    Authors: Galina Boeva and Roland Vaubel
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2012 148:BF03399373
  9. In this paper we analyse household holdings of the broad monetary aggregate M3 in the euro area from 1991 until 2010. We develop a nominal model with satisfactory economic and statistical properties. The main ...

    Authors: Franz Seitz and Julian von Landesberger
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2012 148:BF03399372
  10. For the case of Switzerland, this paper endeavours to estimate the empirical extent to which exchange rates are “passed-through” onto import prices. For data covering the 1999 to 2010 period, the results sugge...

    Authors: Nils Herger
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2012 148:BF03399371
  11. In the framework of the revision of the Swiss CO2-Law and in the preparation of the international negotiations that place at the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Cha...

    Authors: André Sceia, Juan-Carlos Altamirano-Cabrera, Marc Vielle and Nicolas Weidmann
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2012 148:BF03399370
  12. Decisions on climate change and nuclear policies are likely to have major influences on the future evolution of the Swiss energy system. To understand the implications of selected future policy decisions, we a...

    Authors: Nicolas Weidmann, Ramachandran Kannan and Hal Turton
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2012 148:BF03399368
  13. In this paper we present the regional techno-economic model ETEM, designed for the analysis of regional energy/environment systems and we show how it can be used to explore the possible penetration of new tech...

    Authors: F. Babonneau, A. Haurie, G. J. Tarel and J. Thénié
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2012 148:BF03399367
  14. The Swiss government intends to link the Swiss Emissions Trading System to the EU ETS after 2012. Employing GENESwIS, a dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model of the Swiss economy, we investigate t...

    Authors: Frank Vöhringer
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2012 148:BF03399365
  15. The paper applies a theoretical model with increasing capital varieties to study the impact of energy on growth. It translates a multisectoral framework version to a computable general equilibrium (CGE) model ...

    Authors: Lucas Bretschger and Roger Ramer
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2012 148:BF03399364
  16. The energy demand and supply projections of the Swiss government funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy and carried out by a consortium of institutes and consulting companies are based on two types of en...

    Authors: Andrea Herbst, Felipe Toro, Felix Reitze and Eberhard Jochem
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2012 148:BF03399363
  17. We study the income concentration in the Swiss federation over the course of the 20th century using federal income tax statistics. The results suggest that top incomes in Switzerland evolved over time rather rema...

    Authors: Christoph A. Schaltegger and Christoph Gorgas
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2011 147:BF03399357
  18. 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
  19. This paper analyzes the integration of the foreign exchange market for the Basle Pound and the Rhinegulden and the market for gold and silver bullion for the period 1365–1429. The application of a threshold er...

    Authors: Peter Kugler
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2011 147:BF03399349
  20. 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
  21. We examine the empirical relationship between credit default swap (CDS) premia and government bond spreads for Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, and Spain (the ‘PIIGS’ countries). We find some evidence for a l...

    Authors: Sergio Andenmatten and Felix Brill
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2011 147:BF03399347
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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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