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  1. This paper is a contribution to assessing the Swiss energy transition, with an emphasis on the consequences of decommissioning the nuclear power plants for the electricity market and the whole economy. We expe...

    Authors: Sophie Maire, Philippe Thalmann and Frank Vöhringer

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2019 155:13

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  2. Collaborating under the Swiss Energy Modeling Platform (SEMP), five modeling teams (employing an energy systems model and four macroeconomic models with a focus on energy) have carried out a multi-model compar...

    Authors: Florian Landis, Adriana Marcucci, Sebastian Rausch, Ramachandran Kannan and Lucas Bretschger

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2019 155:12

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  3. Swiss targets for climate policy require significant reductions of emissions by 2050. While such reductions can be achieved in a cost-efficient manner by employing taxes on greenhouse gas emissions, such taxes...

    Authors: Florian Landis

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2019 155:11

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  4. In Switzerland, transportation represents 41% of CO2 emissions from energy combustion (2016), a much higher share than in the European Union (EU) (28%) or even the USA (34%). While total Swiss CO2 emissions decre...

    Authors: Philippe Thalmann and Marc Vielle

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2019 155:10

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  5. This paper studies the growth impacts of realizing two long-term carbon targets in Switzerland (reducing CO2 emissions in 2050 by 72% and 80% relative to 1990 levels) with alternative steering-based climate polic...

    Authors: Adriana Marcucci and Lin Zhang

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2019 155:9

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  6. This paper analyzes the Confederation’s debt management. The Confederation actively manages roll over and interest rate risk by increasing bond maturity with increasing marketable debt-to-GDP levels. It furthe...

    Authors: Basil Guggenheim, Mario Meichle and Thomas Nellen

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2019 155:15

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  7. Knowing the part of currency in circulation that is used for transactions is important information for a central bank. For several countries, the share of banknotes that is hoarded or circulates abroad is size...

    Authors: Katrin Assenmacher, Franz Seitz and Jörn Tenhofen

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2019 155:14

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  8. This paper sheds light on Swiss franc LIBOR futures, which are often used to derive interest rate expectations. We show that the differences between LIBOR futures and realized rates (excess returns) are, on av...

    Authors: Lucas Marc Fuhrer, Basil Guggenheim and Matthias Jüttner

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2019 155:8

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  9. I assess the stability of the monetary environment in Switzerland over the past two centuries. In order to control for transitory measurement errors, in particular in nineteenth century data, I use an unobserv...

    Authors: Daniel Kaufmann

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2019 155:7

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  10. The rise in the level of executive compensation in international banking in the last two decades has been striking. At the same time, corporate declarations of relative performance evaluation (RPE) have enjoye...

    Authors: Dragan Ilić, Sonja Pisarov and Peter S. Schmidt

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2019 155:6

    Content type: Original article

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  11. We study the reaction of the CHF and JPY to macroeconomic surprises and changes in the broader market environment before and during the crisis using high-frequency data. Results show that the CHF and JPY are t...

    Authors: Adrian Jäggi, Martin Schlegel and Attilio Zanetti

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2019 155:5

    Content type: Original article

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  12. Using novel survey data, we examine attitudes towards money and to what extent they affect economic outcomes in Switzerland. We find that three main types of attitudes towards money co-exist: the prestige and ...

    Authors: Caroline Henchoz, Tristan Coste and Boris Wernli

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2019 155:2

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  13. The U.S. Tax Program for Swiss banks is a very significant part of the recent history of the Swiss financial industry. It has accelerated the transformation of the Swiss banking industry from a system that rel...

    Authors: Yvan Lengwiler and Albana Saljihaj

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:23

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  14. This paper analyzes the connection between openness and economic performance in Switzerland. Considering different dimensions of openness, we show that the Swiss economy is classified as relatively open. Never...

    Authors: Reto Föllmi, Angela Fuest, Philipp an de Meulen, Martin Micheli, Torsten Schmidt and Lina Zwick

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:17

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  15. Ten years after the worst financial crisis of the post-war period, Switzerland has established a Too-Big-To-Fail (TBTF) framework. Under this framework, the two large Swiss banks are subject to substantial cap...

    Authors: Georg Junge and Peter Kugler

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:22

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  16. In this paper, relations between public debt, economic growth, and long-term interest rates in Switzerland from 1894 to 2014 are examined. For this purpose, an original long-term dataset on the general gross p...

    Authors: Guillaume Guex and Sébastien Guex

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:16

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  17. Recently, Abadie et al. (Am J Polit Sci 59:495–510, 2015) have expanded synthetic control methods by the so-called cross-validation technique. We find that their results are not being reproduced when alternati...

    Authors: Stefan Klößner, Ashok Kaul, Gregor Pfeifer and Manuel Schieler

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:11

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  18. This paper examines interest-parity conditions that arguably held as regards the investment demand for bills of exchange during the classical gold standard (1880–1914). Contemporaneous guides to the foreign ex...

    Authors: Nils Herger

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:9

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  19. This paper applies a recent method proposed by Maggiori (The U.S. Dollar Safety Premium, 2013) to estimate the Swiss franc safety premium. The results show that the three-step instrumental variable approach as us...

    Authors: Jessica Leutert

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:13

    Content type: Original article

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  20. The aim of this paper is to present a review of the legal, theoretical, and empirical aspects of secessions from an economic perspective. This survey provides interesting insights into recent events such as th...

    Authors: Thierry Madiès, Grégoire Rota-Grasiozi, Jean-Pierre Tranchant and Cyril Trépier

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:19

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  21. This paper studies money demand in Switzerland under free banking before the establishment of the Swiss National Bank. We find that, in addition to income, the banks’ balance-sheet-to-GDP ratio and the number ...

    Authors: Stefan Gerlach and Peter Kugler

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:18

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  22. We estimate the size of inheritance flows in Switzerland over a long span of data, in close analogy to the study for France by Piketty (Q J Econ 126(3):1071–1131, 2011). We find that inheritance flows had been...

    Authors: Marius Brülhart, Didier Dupertuis and Elodie Moreau

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:8

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  23. This paper analyzes the relationship between factor substitutability and the energy intensity of manufacturing firms. Specifically, we compare the degree of substitutability between the input factors capital, ...

    Authors: Sebastian M. Deininger, Lukas Mohler and Daniel Mueller

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:6

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  24. Creative accounting allows governments and, more particularly, finance ministers to somehow manage financial reports to achieve specific and possibly self-interested goals. It is usually used to hide deficits....

    Authors: Maxime Clémenceau and Nils Soguel

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:7

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  25. In many contexts we may be interested in understanding whether direct connections between agents, such as declared friendships in a classroom or family links in a rural village, affect their outcomes. In this ...

    Authors: Arun Advani and Bansi Malde

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2018 154:12

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  26. The Swiss franc is known to appreciate strongly during financial market turmoil, demonstrating its status as a typical safe haven currency. One possible mechanism behind this appreciation during times of globa...

    Authors: Pınar Yeşin

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2017 153:BF03399513

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  27. This paper analyzes the impacts of the modified needs for space heating and cooling due to global warming on the quantities of energy used for space conditioning and overall. It thereby estimates direct and to...

    Authors: Camille Gonseth, Philippe Thalmann and Marc Vielle

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2017 153:BF03399511

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  28. This study investigates the relationship between governance, investment performance and asset allocation of pension funds in Switzerland. Our sample includes survey data from 139 Swiss occupational pension pla...

    Authors: Manuel Ammann and Christian Ehmann

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2017 153:BF03399510

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  29. This paper analyses the effect of a change in the real exchange rate on the number of overnight stays in Swiss hotels. It uses unique three-dimensional panel data on the monthly number of overnight stays by th...

    Authors: Christian Stettler

    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2017 153:BF03399437

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