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.

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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 ECONOMIC BAROMETER: SMALL DECREASE

The KOF Economic Barometer decreased by half a point in September 2014. With a reading of 99.1 (from a revised 99.6 in the previous month) it stays for the third month in a row slightly below its long-term average. Regardless the Barometer’s decrease, with a reading close to its long-run average, perspectives for the Swiss economy remain relatively stable.

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Third Series of Corporate Tax Reforms

THE ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF THE LICENCE BOX SOLUTION

The international pressure on Switzerland to reform its special tax regime for particular companies has increased significantly in recent years. A possible solution was provided by so-called “licence boxes”. As a new KOF analysis shows, the introduction of licence boxes in conjunction with a reduction in cantonal tax rates on earnings could keep in check the erosion of the tax base of special companies. However, due to the lower general cantonal tax rates on earnings and the deadweight effect for ordinarily taxed companies, overall tax revenue could fall as a result of the licence box.

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KOF Bulletin, September 2014

What Have the Macro-prudential Measures Achieved? >> Conversion of the National Accounts: A New Face for the Swiss Economy? >> KOF Youth Labour Market Index: Adolescents’Heterogeneous Situation on Global Employment Markets >> KOF Business Tendency Surveys: Economic Outlook Currently Good, Though Confidence in the Future Somewhat Dampened >>

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Events

EVENTS CALENDAR

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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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