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 WINTER FORECAST: INTERNATIONAL TAIL WIND KEEPS SWISS ECONOMY ON COURSE

The Swiss economy keeps on growing, with GDP expected to go up by 1.9% in 2015 and by 2.1% in 2016. KOF’s assessment has thus improved since autumn. The main growth drivers for the Swiss economy are an improved global economic situation and private consumption, while the decline in oil prices keeps inflation low and the unemployment rate stagnates.

Press Release

KOF Economic Barometer

ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES SLIGHTLY DIMMED

The KOF Economic Barometer fell 0.8 points in November 2014. It now shows a reading of 98.7, following revised 99.5 points in October. Whereas the barometer had moved very closely around the long-term average in the last three months, the gap has widened now somewhat. Nevertheless, the indicator is retaining close contact to its average. Accordingly, economic development in Switzerland is likely to be marginally bumpier in winter.

Press Release

KOF Business Tendency Surveys: KOF Business Situation Indicator Declines

In October, the business situation of Swiss companies is noticeably less favourable than before. On the other hand, the companies’ expectations for the coming six months are almost unchanged and cautious confidence prevails. Nevertheless, the Swiss economy is encountering a degree of headwind this autumn.

Press Release

Publications

KOF STUDY

The Swiss Mass Immigration Initiative: The impact of increased policy uncertainty on expected firm behaviour

KOF Study
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