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  1. In light of the strong increase of house prices in Switzerland in the 2000s and early 2010s, we analyze the effects of mortgage rate shocks, changes in housing demand & supply and business cycle conditions on ...

    Authors: Dirk Drechsel and Anne Kathrin Funk

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2017 153:BF03399434

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  2. This study examines the behavior of Swiss house prices in relation to immigration flows for 85 regions from 2001 to 2006. The results show that the nexus between immigration and house prices holds even in an e...

    Authors: Kathrin Degen and Andreas M. Fischer

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2017 153:BF03399433

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  3. Government bond markets in the Euro Area are highly fragmented causing further fragmentation in bond and equity markets. Capital Markets Union with fully integrated capital markets across member countries can ...

    Authors: Viral V. Acharya and Sascha Steffen

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2016 152:BF03399431

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  4. In this paper we analyze financial crises and the interactions of macroprudential policy and credit. Financial crises are recurrent systemic phenomena, often triggering deep and long-lasting recessions with la...

    Authors: José-Luis Peydró

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2016 152:BF03399430

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  5. Understanding how internal capital and labor markets function sheds light on one of the most fundamental questions in economics: what determines the boundaries of the firm? This essay reviews the theoretical a...

    Authors: Holger Mueller

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2016 152:BF03399429

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  6. Assume that the private goods and the public good are weakly separable, the private goods are gross complements, and the private utility function is a homogeneous of degree one function with constant elasticit...

    Authors: Ming Chung Chang, Hsiao-Ping Peng and Yan-Ching Ho

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2016 152:BF03399427

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  7. In this study, the author assesses whether the gambling tax in Switzerland is regressive using a large, representative sample of the population and the reported gambling expenditures of the Swiss Health Survey...

    Authors: Dimitri Kohler

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2016 152:BF03399426

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  8. This paper gives an overview of tax non-compliance estimates and evaluates the suitability of various tax non-compliance measurement methods for Switzerland. The existing estimates for Switzerland focus strong...

    Authors: Felix Schmutz

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2016 152:BF03399425

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  9. Aim of this keynote is to develop a framework how to approach the design of pension policies as rationally as possible. The first step is to realize and accommodate endogenous adjustments. The second step is t...

    Authors: Axel Börsch-Supan

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2016 152:BF03399424

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  10. We present an integration based procedure for predicting the distribution f of an indicator of interest in situations where, in addition to the sample data, one has access to covariates that are available for the...

    Authors: Jing Dai, Stefan Sperlich and Walter Zucchini

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2016 152:BF03399422

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  11. This paper uses the modern workhorse model of quantitative trade theory (Eaton and Kortum, 2002) as a measurement tool to quantify Switzerland’s gains from trade. I find that individual trading partners matter su...

    Authors: Christian Hepenstrick

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2016 152:BF03399420

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  12. We conduct an empirical investigation of the determinants of the Swiss franc real exchange rate. Theory and related empirical papers suggest various specific factors as potential determinants We select some of...

    Authors: Tommaso Mancini Griffoli, Christoph Meyer, Jean-Marc Natal and Attilio Zanetti

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2015 151:BF03399419

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  13. Based on a unique firm-level dataset for Swiss MNEs, this paper characterizes FDI activities located in different host regions. The characterization of the FDI activities is based on information on the parent ...

    Authors: Spyros Arvanitis, Heinz Hollenstein and Tobias Stucki

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2015 151:BF03399418

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  14. This paper quantifies the impact of monetary policy, exchange rates and external demand on the production sectors of the Swiss economy. As the model covers the full set of production sectors it is possible thr...

    Authors: Gregor Bäurle and Elizabeth Steiner

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2015 151:BF03399416

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  15. We study the exposure of mortgage borrowers in Switzerland to interest rate and house price risks and examine how the households' choice of risky mortgages is related to individual interest rate expectations a...

    Authors: Martin Brown and Benjamin Guin

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2015 151:BF03399414

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  16. Recent literature on private returns to education considers diversity in the population, heterogeneity in wage gains and self-selection into schooling. This research addresses these issues by analyzing to what...

    Authors: Lionel Perini

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2014 150:BF03399404

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  17. Long-run inflation expectations should not respond to economic news if the central bank is seen as credibly committed to stabilising inflation. In this paper we find that since the onset of the global financia...

    Authors: Petra Gerlach-Kristen and Richhild Moessner

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2014 150:BF03399402

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  18. International efforts to lower emissions have largely failed, and many now believe we will fail to limit warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius by 2100. In this extended abstract, I discuss whether a wholesale...

    Authors: M. Scott Taylor

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2014 150:BF03399401

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  19. The Swiss energy strategy until 2050 envisages ambitious CO2 emission reduction targets along with substantial cutbacks in electricity consumption to establish a low-carbon economy without nuclear energy. Our com...

    Authors: Christoph Böhringer and André Müller

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2014 150:BF03399400

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  20. Accessibility of real-time data is crucial for applied macroeconomic researchers who aim at evaluating forecasts, policy decisions or the accuracy of initial data estimates. To the extent of our knowledge, no ...

    Authors: Ronald Indergand and Stefan Leist

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2014 150:BF03399410

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  21. We develop a framework for assessing the net benefits of investments to promote bicycling, which explicitly accounts for internal costs of bicycling. We apply our model to eight Swiss cities using data from th...

    Authors: Thomas Götschi and Beat Hintermann

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2014 150:BF03399409

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  22. In this paper, we estimate ERPT into imported input prices and export prices using disaggregated quarterly trade data for Switzerland over 2004–2011. We find evidence for high pass-through rates into imported ...

    Authors: Dario Fauceglia, Anirudh Shingal and Martin Wermelinger

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2014 150:BF03399408

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  23. Using data over 1991–2008 for Switzerland, we investigate job stability through a series of Cox proportional hazards models. Our baseline results show that employment has become less stable for older male work...

    Authors: Sylvain Weber and Giovanni Ferro Luzzi

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2014 150:BF03399407

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  24. This paper argues that the inherent data problems make precise point identification of realized correlation difficult but identification bounds in the spirit of Manski (1995) can be derived. These identification ...

    Authors: Lidan Grossmass

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2014 150:BF03399406

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  25. This paper analyzes tax competition when welfare maximizing jurisdictions levy source-based corporate taxes and multinational enterprises choose tax-efficient capital-to-debt ratios. Under separate accounting,...

    Authors: Matthias Wrede

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2013 149:BF03399396

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  26. How to deal with the risks associated with nuclear energy is a major policy issue. This paper investigates the effect of an individual’s distance from nuclear power plants on willingness to pay for increased i...

    Authors: Yves Schneider and Peter Zweifel

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2013 149:BF03399395

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  27. In 2009 Germany introduced a new fiscal rule in its Basic Law. It stipulates that the federal budget must be (structurally) close to balance from 2016 onwards and does not allow for (structural) budget deficit...

    Authors: Heiko T. Burret and Lars P. Feld

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2013 149:BF03399392

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  28. Based on Inman’s (1996) classification of successful fiscal policy rules, we argue that the Stability and Growth Pact suffers from two serious weaknesses: a politicized decision-making process and lack of effecti...

    Authors: Jakob de Haan, Niels Gilbert, Jeroen Hessel and Silvie Verkaart

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2013 149:BF03399389

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  29. This paper surveys the recent literature on the links between public debt and economic growth in advanced economies. We find that theoretical models yield ambiguous results. Whether high levels of public debt ...

    Authors: Ugo Panizza and Andrea F. Presbitero

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2013 149:BF03399388

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  30. In this paper, institutions are described which are designed to reach sustainability of public finances in the Swiss cantons. These are on the one hand direct popular rights, the fiscal referendum in particula...

    Authors: Gebhard Kirchgässner

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2013 149:BF03399386

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  31. This paper describes how the Swiss fiscal rule at federal level has fared since it was introduced in 2003. Generally speaking, the rule has modified the budget process and led to a better implementation of fis...

    Authors: Tobias Beljean and Alain Geier

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2013 149:BF03399384

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  32. What drives the output gap? Contrary to standard agnostic statistical approaches, New Keynesian small open economy models allow decomposing the output gap into its shocks and confirm the conventional wisdom th...

    Authors: Stefan Leist

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2013 149:BF03399399

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  33. In this paper we use principal components augmented regressions (PCARs), partly in conjunction with model averaging, to determine the variables relevant for economic growth. The use of PCARs allows to effectiv...

    Authors: Jaroslava Hlouskova and Martin Wagner

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2013 149:BF03399398

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