The KOF

OUR RESEARCH DEPARTMENTS

The research activities at the KOF Swiss Economic Institute are conducted by its five sections. Learn more about these sections, their organisation and the people at KOF.

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Surveys

CHECKING THE PULSE OF SWISS COMPANIES

KOF Swiss Economic Institute conducts a wide range of surveys among Swiss firms. The survey results are of vital importance to our forecasts and research activities. If you would like to take part in the surveys, you may register here.

Information & Registration

SGK

SWISS SOCIETY FOR BUSINESS CYCLE RESEARCH

The SGK is supporting the KOF. Learn more about the SGK and the benefits you get as a member.

SGK

Teaching

THE CHAIRS AT KOF

The Chair of Applied Macroeconomics, the Chair of Applied Economics: Innovation and Internationalisation and the Chair of Public Economics are part of KOF. Find all the information here.

Chair of Applied Macroeconomics
Chair of Applied Economics
Chair of Public Economics

News

KOF ECONOMIOC BAROMETER: AFTER A DIP CLOSE TO LONG-RUN LEVEL

The KOF Economic Barometer increased in August 2014. After it took a dip below its long-term average in July, the KOF Economic Barometer rebounds towards its 100-point mark in the current month. The actual increase amounts to 1.6 points – from 97.9 in July (revised from 98.1) to 99.5. The growth of the Swiss economy is expected to stabilise around its long-term average.

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KOF Youth Labour Market Index

A NEW INDEX FOR REPORTING THE SITUATION OF YOUNG PERSONS ON THE LABOU

The situation of young persons on the labour market differs significantly from country to country. However, the youth unemployment rate, which is usually incorporated into assessments, does not adequately portray the situation of young persons. This is why the KOF has developed a new index regarding the situation of young persons on the labour market: the KOF Youth Labour Market Index. In addition to labour market status, this index also covers the quality of work, training and the ease of entry into the labour market.

KOF Youth Labour Market Index

Events

EVENTS CALENDAR

Visit our Events Calendar and get informed about the upcoming events.

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KOF Employment Indicator

MOST COMPANIES SATISFIED WITH STAFFING LEVELS

Most businesses in Switzerland expect that they will be employing either the same number of staff, or slightly more, over the coming months. This applies to industry and construction as well as the service sector. The KOF Employment Indicator stands now at 1.2 points.

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