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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. We examine the role of global and country-specific factors for the Swiss franc exchange rate in the period 1990–2009. Simple asset pricing theory would predict that exchange rates reflect relative movements in...

    Authors: Mathias Hoffmann and Rahel Suter
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2010 146:BF03399313
  13. The maturity of the operational target of monetary policy is a distinguishing feature of the SNB’s operational framework of monetary policy. While most central banks use targets for the overnight rate to signa...

    Authors: Puriya Abbassi, Dieter Nautz and Christian J. Offermanns
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2010 146:BF03399310
  14. The output gap plays an important role in the assessment and conduct of monetary policy. Most of the current literature, however, relies on filtering procedures which use ad hoc smoothness arguments for identi...

    Authors: Stefan Leist and Klaus Neusser
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2010 146:BF03399307
  15. Using Swiss data from 1983 to 2008, this paper investigates whether growth rates of the different measures of the quantity of money and or excess money can be used to forecast inflation. After a preliminary da...

    Authors: Gebhard Kirchgässner and Jürgen Wolters
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2010 146:BF03399304
  16. This paper investigates the impact of the monetary policy change of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) in 1999 on the Swiss labor market on the basis of a Phillips relationship. Theoretical considerations as well a...

    Authors: Peter Kugler and George Sheldon
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2010 146:BF03399301
  17. 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
  18. In December 1999 the Swiss National Bank (SNB) abandoned monetary targeting and introduced a new monetary policy strategy. The cornerstones of the new framework are an explicit definition of what the SNB consi...

    Authors: Thomas J. Jordan, Michel Peytrignet and Enzo Rossi
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2010 146:BF03399293
  19. In comparing the impact of corporate taxation and social insurance on foreign direct investment (FDI) and unemployment, the paper derives four main results: (i) the optimal size of the welfare state depends on...

    Authors: Christian Keuschnigg
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2009 145:BF03399290

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