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  1. Repurchase agreements (repos) are secured money market transactions. The cash taker provides collateral in the form of securities and in return receives money from the cash provider. To ensure the continuous c...

    Authors: Sébastien Kraenzlin

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2009 145:BF03399284

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  2. We evaluate a randomized experiment of a statistical support system developed to assist caseworkers in Swiss employment offices in choosing appropriate active labour market programmes for their unemployed clie...

    Authors: Stefanie Behncke, Markus Frölich and Michael Lechner

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2009 145:BF03399281

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  3. Endowment with infrastructure, human and cultural capital is highly significant for regional economic performance. After clustering the regions, this hypothesis is tested for Austrian, German and Swiss NUTS 3 ...

    Authors: Dirk Fornahl, Axel Schaffer and Jochen Siegele

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2009 145:BF03399279

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  4. This paper estimates the marginal cost of saving a life using age- and gender-specific health care expenditures and mortality rates of the 26 Swiss cantons for the period 1997 to 2006. It shows almost triple t...

    Authors: Stefan Felder and Andreas Werblow

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2009 145:BF03399278

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  5. The consumer price index (CPI) is usually computed as a fixed-weighted Laspeyres price index, with the weights updated at discrete intervals only. It is well known that the Laspeyres functional form entails a ...

    Authors: W. Erwin Diewert, Marco Huwiler and Ulrich Kohli

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2009 145:BF03399277

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  6. This article analyzes the welfare effects of multilateral versus bilateral trade liberalization between Switzerland and the EU in the meat sector. A multi-market multi-region partial equilibrium model is used....

    Authors: Isabelle Schluep Campo and Robert Jörin

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2009 145:BF03399276

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  7. This paper presents estimates of the aggregate net (wealth) capital stock and aggregate capital services for Switzerland. We derive these estimates in a consistent manner using the perpetual inventory method. ...

    Authors: Barbara Rudolf and Mathias Zurlinden

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2009 145:BF03399275

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  8. Using a Switzerland-specific Carhart model, we study the risk-adjusted performance of actively and passively managed mutual funds investing in Swiss stocks from 1989 to 2007. We also compare the performance of...

    Authors: Manuel Ammann and Michael Steiner

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2009 145:BF03399273

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  9. The Geneva and Zurich housing markets are characterised by high proportions of foreigners and a large share of rental housing. This provides ideal conditions for testing whether foreigners pay more for the sam...

    Authors: Andrea Baranzini, Caroline Schaerer, José V. Ramirez and Philippe Thalmann

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2008 144:BF03399272

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  10. This paper is an empirical application of a hedonic model to determine rents in Switzerland. Unlike traditional hedonic models, we take account of the fact that data are clustered at different levels. The resu...

    Authors: Dragana Djurdjevic, Christine Eugster and Ronny Haase

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2008 144:BF03399271

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  11. Market segmentation is an important issue when estimating the implicit price for an environmental amenity from a surrogate market like property. This paper tests the hypothesis of a segmentation of the housing...

    Authors: Nils Soguel, Marc-Jean Martin and Alexandre Tangerini

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2008 144:BF03399270

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  12. This paper analyses the impact of electromagnetic pollution, noise and air pollution on the rent level for the aggregated and disaggregated market in the city of Zurich, Switzerland. Although there is no concl...

    Authors: Silvia Banfi, Massimo Filippini and Andrea Horehájová

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2008 144:BF03399269

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  13. The measurement of house price movements is a vital topic from both academic and practical perspectives and hence has been the focus of much research. There is almost unanimous consensus in the literature that...

    Authors: Steven C. Bourassa, Martin Hoesli, Donato Scognamiglio and Philippe Sormani

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2008 144:BF03399266

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  14. Although there is a substantial literature on the determinants of demand for primary care, few studies have been able to examine how these determinants respond to higher supply. Some demand studies include sup...

    Authors: Paulos Teckle and Matt Sutton

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2008 144:BF03399264

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  15. This paper applies the five standard economic performance criteria to gauge the contribution of Managed Care (MC) to the performance of three healthcare systems, viz. Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland....

    Authors: Johannes Schoder and Peter Zweifel

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2008 144:BF03399263

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  16. This paper evaluates the relationship between job satisfaction and subjective and objective measures of health of workers over 50 using the Swiss Household Panel (SHP) and cross-sectional data from the Survey ...

    Authors: Justina A. V. Fischer and Alfonso Sousa-Poza

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2008 144:BF03399260

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  17. This paper examines the cost efficiency in the nursing home industry, an issue of concern to Swiss policy makers because of the explosive growth of national expenditure on elderly care and the aging of the pop...

    Authors: Mehdi Farsi, Massimo Filippini and Diego Lunati

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2008 144:BF03399259

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  18. The explanatory factors of individual healthcare consumption are studied by means of healthcare expenditures from the 2000–2005 Swiss Household Income and Expenditure Survey (SHIES). In order to tackle the iss...

    Authors: Marcel Bilger and Jean-Paul Chaze

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2008 144:BF03399258

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  19. In this paper we use discrete-time proportional hazard models with internationally comparable longitudinal data from the full eight waves of the European Community Household Panel (ECHP) to study the relations...

    Authors: Ronald Hagan, Andrew M. Jones and Nigel Rice

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2008 144:BF03399257

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  20. In this paper, we analyze the prospective method of paying hospitals when the within-DRG variance is high. To avoid patients dumping, an outlier payment system is implemented. In the APDRG Swiss System, it con...

    Authors: Michel Mougeot and Florence Naegelen

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2008 144:BF03399256

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  21. In health care systems today, including those of Switzerland and the United States, participants do not necessarily see the big picture of lifetime health costs and quality of life, and in many systems consume...

    Authors: Daniel McFadden, Joachim Winter and Florian Heiss

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2008 144:BF03399255

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  22. Our paper investigates the geographical distribution of physicians across the Swiss cantons over the years 1960 to 2005. We use a physician location model relating physician growth in a canton related to (i) t...

    Authors: Gabrielle Wanzenried and Sandra Nocera

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2008 144:BF03399254

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  23. Based on a relative entropy approach, this paper proposes a method to estimate or update transition matrices using just cross-sectional observations at two points in time. The method is then applied to explain...

    Authors: Robert Aebi, Klaus Neusser and Peter Steiner

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2008 144:BF03399251

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  24. We examine whether Swiss federal fiscal policy was sustainable over the period from 1900 to 2002. We perform unit root and cointegration tests for federal revenues and expenditures, taking into account a struc...

    Authors: Gebhard Kirchgässner and Silika Prohl

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2008 144:BF03399249

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  25. We develop an industry specific model of price competition with product differentiation to analyze the effect of entry regulation on process innovation in the Swiss mail industry. We consider the four most pro...

    Authors: Helmut M. Dietl, Andreas Grütter, Martin Lutzenberger, Cátia Felisberto and Matthias Finger

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2008 144:BF03399248

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  26. The four risk factors controlling for the market, size, value, and momentum effect have become a state-of-the-art framework for various applications in financial markets research. However, previous work shows ...

    Authors: Manuel Ammann and Michael Steiner

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2008 144:BF03399247

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  27. We use panel data from the Swiss Labor Force Survey to estimate age-earnings profiles as well as transitory and permanent income shock variances for investor groups distinguished by gender, education and activ...

    Authors: Florian Zainhofer

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2007 143:BF03399238

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  28. In this analysis, the informational content of central bank rhetoric is assessed based on the experience with the ECB since 1999. Among the ECB’s communication channels we focus on the monthly press conference...

    Authors: Friedrich Heinemann and Katrin Ullrich

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2007 143:BF03399237

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  29. We analyze the completed highest education degree of four ten-year birth cohorts between 1934 and 1973 in Switzerland, using data from the Swiss Household Panel 1999–2004. As expected, the fraction of tertiary...

    Authors: Alejandra Cattaneo, Sandra Hanslin and Rainer Winkelmann

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2007 143:BF03399236

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  30. Market data, such as bond spreads or equity price volatility, are a complementary source to bank supervisory information. In Switzerland, meaningful market data are available for a number of banks which consti...

    Authors: Urs W. Birchler and Matteo Facchinetti

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2007 143:BF03399235

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  31. Monetary aggregates have historically been important in Swiss monetary policy. The Swiss National Bank used money growth targets until 1999. The new policy framework introduced in 2000 focuses on an inflation ...

    Authors: Petra Gerlach-Kristen

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2007 143:BF03399245

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  32. On January 1, 2005, Switzerland reduced the legal level of blood-alcohol concentration while driving from 0.8‰ to 0.5‰. This happend on basis of the assumption that more restrictive per mil levels increase roa...

    Authors: Thomas Gautschi, Dominik Hangartner and Aline Bütikofer

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2007 143:BF03399244

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