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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. We construct a quarterly time series for nominal hourly wages and unit labour costs from 1975 onwards and investigate the empirical link between wages and CPI inflation in Switzerland in order to identify caus...

    Authors: Attilio Zanetti

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2007 143:BF03399234

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  7. This paper investigates the technical efficiency differences of a sample of regional employment offices (REOs) across Swiss cantons. Regular job-search assistance, registration and matching of unemployed worke...

    Authors: José V. Ramirez and Anatoli Vassiliev

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2007 143:BF03399232

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  8. 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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  9. 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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