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

UPDATE KOF ECONOMIC FORECAST

The KOF has updated its December 2014 forecast in view of the "franc shock". It is expecting a slump in economic performance in the first six months of 2015. Unemployment is expected to rise, with prices falling further.

Press Release

KOF Bulletin

Latest Issue: KOF Winter Forecast: International TailWind Keeps Swiss Economy on Course >> Global Economy: Strong USA as yet Failing to Stimulate Global Economy >> Construction Industry Shifts Down a Gear >> The More International the Outlook of a Company,the Better it is Protected Against the Strong Franc >>

KOF Bulletin

KOF Economic Barometer

JUST BELOW THE LONG-RUN AVERAGE

In December, the KOF Economic Barometer stands at 98.7 - the same level as was recorded in November. However, due to an upward revision of the initial reading for November to 98.9, the KOF Barometer falls slightly by 0.2 points in December. With this reading, the KOF Economic Barometer stays slightly below its long-term average for the fourth month in a row. Accordingly, the near-future economic outlook for Switzerland is cautiously steady.

Press Release

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

Publications

KOF STUDY

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

KOF Study
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