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 INDEX OF GLOBALIZATION

The current KOF Index of Globalization shows that globalization has stalled since the outbreak of the financial crisis in 2008. The degree of globalization has declined in northern and southern Africa and in the Near and Middle East while the index has risen slightly in East Asia. In all other regions, globalization stagnated in 2011.

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KOF Bulletin

The new KOF Bulletin has been released: KOF Spring Forecast 2014: Robust Growth of Swiss Economy; Economic Impact of the Adoption of the Anti-Mass Immigration Initiative; Labour Share: Switzerland – a Special Case; the 2014 Version of the KOF Economic Barometer

KOF Bulletin

KOF Spring Forecast 2014

ROBUST GROWTH OF SWISS ECONOMY

The Swiss economy is expected to grow steadily until the end of next year. According to the latest KOF Economic Forecast, Swiss GDP will expand by 2% this year and 2.1% in the coming year. The recovery of the global economy will boost Swiss exports. As a consequence, growth impulses will shift from the domestic economy to exports. KOF assumes that the main impact of the adoption of the Anti-Mass Immigration Initiative has been an increase in insecurity in investments. Construction activities may flag in 2015. The impact on the labour market depends on the political course set by the government.

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Events

EVENTS CALENDAR

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