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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. This article challenges the view that a lack of competition and a high level of regulations are the main causes of Switzerland’s high prices. First, we point out a number of stylized facts which are inconsiste...

    Authors: Christoph Sax and Rolf Weder
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2009 145:BF03399292
  15. We examine the impact of transnational terrorism diffusion on security and international trade. To counter the diffusion of transnational terrorism, targeted governments implement security measures against cou...

    Authors: José de Sousa, Daniel Mirza and Thierry Verdier
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2009 145:BF03399291
  16. 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
  17. In this paper, I introduce a trade-promoting ‘invisible asset’ into the standard Krugman (1980) model of international trade. It can be interpreted as trust that accumulates as an externality in proportion to suc...

    Authors: Benjamin Jung
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2009 145:BF03399289
  18. 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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