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 organization 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

KOF Bulletin, September 2015

EU RECOVERS – SWITZERLAND TAKES A DIP

The Bursting of the Chinese Stock Market Bubble | Unemployment in Switzerland: Who Registers, Who Doesn’t? | Are Projections of Future Tax Revenue Coloured by Politics? | New Figures for US Economic Growth Over the Last Three Years

KOF Bulletin

KOF Economic Barometer

The KOF Economic Barometer, with a current reading of 100.7, shows a minor increase of 0.3 points in August 2015 (from revised 100.4 in July). The Barometer hovers just slightly over its long-term mean value. The outlook for the Swiss economy remains unchanged since the previous release of the KOF Economic Barometer in July.

Press Release

KOF Employment Indicator

The KOF Employment Indicator remained deep in negative territory in July for the sec-ond time running. The number of businesses that plan to shed jobs is higher than those planning to create jobs. The employment outlook is negative above all in the sectors that have been significantly affected by the increase in the value of the Swiss franc.

Press Release

KOF Business Tendency Surveys from July 2015

In July, the assessment by Swiss businesses of their business situation changed only slightly compared to the previous month. This means that the indicator has remained at a low level since May. This is shown by the KOF Business Tendency Surveys from July, which were completed by more than 8,000 businesses in Switzerland. Whilst the Swiss economy has not by any means yet digested the franc shock, for the moment it has at least made a start.

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