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  1. We perform a simultaneous test for several rational and behavioral factors known to affect the uptake of life annuities in a sample of Americans. We also investigate whether analysts’ short-term stock market e...

    Authors: Mohamad Hassan Abou Daya and Carole Bernard
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:14
  2. Using a representative sample of European firms, we study whether financing constraints affect employers’ investments in employee training and physical capital differently. We measure financing constraints wit...

    Authors: Giorgio Brunello, Áron Gereben, Désirée Rückert, Christoph Weiss and Patricia Wruuck
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:10
  3. The microdata of surveys are valuable resources for analyzing and modeling relationships between variables of interest. These microdata are often incomplete because of nonresponses in surveys and, if not consi...

    Authors: Alireza Rezaee, Mojtaba Ganjali and Ehsan Bahrami Samani
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:8
  4. This study evaluates the impact of the second home restriction (Lex Weber) on construction investments in Switzerland. Different specifications and variations are defined, and the changes in investment behavio...

    Authors: Luzius Stricker
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:9
  5. We analyze the association that pharmaceutical innovation had with premature mortality from all diseases in Switzerland during the period 1996–2018, and its association with hospital utilization for all diseas...

    Authors: Frank R. Lichtenberg
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:7
  6. We study the interplay of non-pharmaceutical containment measures, human behavior, and the spread of COVID-19 in Switzerland. First, we collect sub-national data and construct indices that capture the stringen...

    Authors: Regina Pleninger, Sina Streicher and Jan-Egbert Sturm
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:5
  7. This paper analyzes the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on household income in Austria, using detailed administrative labor market data, in combination with micro-simulation techniques that enable specific labor...

    Authors: Michael Christl, Silvia De Poli, Dénes Kucsera and Hanno Lorenz
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:4
  8. This paper empirically examines the economic effects of COVID-19 vaccine rollouts using a cross-country daily database of vaccinations and high-frequency indicators of economic activity—nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emi...

    Authors: Pragyan Deb, Davide Furceri, Daniel Jimenez, Siddharth Kothari, Jonathan D. Ostry and Nour Tawk
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:3
  9. This article examines the spatially varying effect of age on single-family house (SFH) prices. Age has been shown to be a key driver for house depreciation and is usually associated with a negative price effec...

    Authors: Jakob A. Dambon, Stefan S. Fahrländer, Saira Karlen, Manuel Lehner, Jaron Schlesinger, Fabio Sigrist and Anna Zimmermann
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:2
  10. This paper characterizes the relationship between monetary aggregates, inflation and economic activity in Switzerland since the mid-1970s. Traditional forms of money demand and quantity theory relationships ha...

    Authors: Peter Kugler and Samuel Reynard
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:1
  11. We study Switzerland’s weak growth during the 1990s through the lens of the business cycle accounting framework of Chari et al. (Econometrica 75(3):781–836, 2007). Our main result is that weak productivity gro...

    Authors: Yannic Stucki and Jacqueline Thomet
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2021 157:11
  12. The free-banking history of Switzerland is subdivided into periods with unfettered competition (1826–1881), and strict banknote regulation (1881–1907). This paper suggests that the Federal Banknote Act of 1881...

    Authors: Nils Herger
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2021 157:9
  13. We use a data-driven methodology to quantify the importance of different skills in performing green tasks, aiming to estimate the green potential of occupations in Switzerland. By this we mean the potential of...

    Authors: Michael Lobsiger and Christian Rutzer
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2021 157:8
  14. A growing body of literature has highlighted two important caveats to the credit-to-GDP gap as advocated by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). The first relates to the approach used to normalise cre...

    Authors: Terhi Jokipii, Reto Nyffeler and Stéphane Riederer
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2021 157:7
  15. Even though the recession in Switzerland triggered by COVID-19 ultimately remained without consequences for the apprenticeship market, significantly fewer apprenticeship contracts had been signed in the months...

    Authors: Daniel Goller and Stefan C. Wolter
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2021 157:6
  16. Low electricity prices put economic pressure on hydropower companies. A more flexible water fee design can counteract this pressure and support hydropower companies during times when market revenues are low. H...

    Authors: Mirjam Kosch, Regina Betz, Thomas Geissmann, Moritz Schillinger and Hannes Weigt
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2021 157:5
  17. This paper investigates the circumstances under which a central bank is more or less likely to deviate from the optimal monetary policy rule. The research question is addressed in a simple New Keynesian dynami...

    Authors: Fabio Canetg
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2021 157:3
  18. This paper analyses the determinants of firm participation in the Swiss COVID-19 loan programme, which aims to bridge firms’ liquidity shortfalls that have resulted from the pandemic. State-guaranteed COVID-19...

    Authors: Lucas Marc Fuhrer, Marc-Antoine Ramelet and Jörn Tenhofen
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2021 157:2
  19. This study uses trade data from Switzerland’s Federal Customs Administration to examine the impact of Covid-19 on international goods trade between January and July 2020. We show that Swiss trade during that peri...

    Authors: Konstantin Büchel, Stefan Legge, Vincent Pochon and Philipp Wegmüller
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2020 156:22
  20. This paper provides a first set of results on the impact of minimum wage regulation in Switzerland. We study the effects of an unexpected Supreme Court ruling mandating the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel to enforce...

    Authors: Marius Berger and Bruno Lanz
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2020 156:20
  21. Using online data for prices and real-time debit card transaction data on changes in expenditures for Switzerland allows us to track inflation on a daily basis. While the daily price index fluctuates around th...

    Authors: Santiago E. Alvarez and Sarah M. Lein
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2020 156:18
  22. The mutual funds’ returns, inter alia, are dependent on fund managers’ performance. This makes human capital efficiency very central for consistent risk-adjusted performance. The persistence in performance bec...

    Authors: Nawazish Mirza, Jamila Abaidi Hasnaoui, Bushra Naqvi and Syed Kumail Abbas Rizvi
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2020 156:16
  23. We analyse small businesses’ recourse to public support measures during the COVID-19 crisis using a survey of 1011 self-employed workers and small business owners in Switzerland. We find that “objective” measu...

    Authors: Marius Brülhart, Rafael Lalive, Tobias Lehmann and Michael Siegenthaler
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2020 156:15
  24. This paper analyzes card payments to the retail sector in Switzerland during the COVID-19 crisis. We provide evidence on aggregate effects and regional shifts. Pronounced shifts—which persisted post-lockdown—c...

    Authors: Sébastien Kraenzlin, Christoph Meyer and Thomas Nellen
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2020 156:14
  25. The number of short-time workers from January to April 2020 is used to now- and forecast quarterly GDP growth. We purge the monthly log level series from the systematic component to extract unexpected changes ...

    Authors: Sylvia Kaufmann
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2020 156:12
  26. Like most countries, the Swiss government adopted drastic measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus. These measures were aimed at avoiding close physical proximity between people. The adverse economic con...

    Authors: Marius Faber, Andrea Ghisletta and Kurt Schmidheiny
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2020 156:11
  27. We assess the impact of the timing of lockdown measures implemented in Germany and Switzerland on cumulative COVID-19-related hospitalization and death rates. Our analysis exploits the fact that the epidemic w...

    Authors: Martin Huber and Henrika Langen
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2020 156:10
  28. The partial shutdown of the economy following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the lack of measurements of economic activity that are available with a short lag and at high frequency. The ...

    Authors: Yvan Lengwiler
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2020 156:7
  29. Because macroeconomic data is published with a substantial delay, assessing the health of the economy during the rapidly evolving COVID-19 crisis is challenging. We develop a fever curve for the Swiss economy ...

    Authors: Marc Burri and Daniel Kaufmann
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2020 156:6
  30. Although there is evidence that apprenticeship training can ease the transition of youth into the labour market and thereby alleviate youth unemployment, many policymakers fear that firms will reduce the numbe...

    Authors: Samuel Lüthi and Stefan C. Wolter
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2020 156:3
  31. We study macro-financial linkages and their importance within the Swiss economy from a network perspective. First, we investigate the real-financial connectedness in the Swiss economy, using the KOF economic b...

    Authors: Erhan Uluceviz and Kamil Yilmaz
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2020 156:1
  32. In the face of recent refugee migration, early integration of asylum seekers into the labor market has been proposed as an important mechanism for easing their economic and social lot in the short as well as i...

    Authors: Michaela Slotwinski, Alois Stutzer and Roman Uhlig
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2019 155:17
  33. Motivated by recent US evidence, we evaluate the predictive power of changes in the weight of large firms in the aggregate stock market (“Goliath vs David” (GVD)) for Swiss stock market returns and bond market...

    Authors: David R. Haab and Thomas Nitschka
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2019 155:16
  34. 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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