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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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