OECD Economic Surveys: Switzerland

Frequency :
Every 18 months
1999-0464 (online)
1995-3402 (print)
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OECD’s periodic surveys of the Swiss economy. Each edition surveys the major challenges faced by the country, evaluates the short-term outlook, and makes specific policy recommendations. Special chapters take a more detailed look at specific challenges. Extensive statistical information is included in charts and graphs.

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Publication Date :
01 Jan 1993
Pages :
9789264165304 (PDF) ; 9789264139510 (print)

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OECD's annual survey of the Swiss economy. Part I looks at forces which have kept the Swiss economy in recession for the second consecutive year. In Part II, the current slump is compared with preceding periods of cyclical downturn so as to find out what made the economy recover from previous recessions and whether such conditions are currently in place. Short-term projections are included. Part III first analyzes the conduct of monetary policy and then looks at structural adjustment. Part IV is devoted to an analysis of developments in the labor market in recent years. Policy recommendations are presented in Part V.

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I. Recent trends 
-A protracted recession 
-Hesitant disinflation
-A widening current external surplus
II. Economic prospects
-Comparison of the current downturn with past cyclical episodes
-The outlook to 1994
III. Economic policy
-Monetary policy
-Is the current speed of disinflations lower than earlier?
-Persistent government deficits
-Progress in structural reform
IV. The labour market in Switzerland: end of the "Sonderfall"?
-Labour force development
-Recent developments in unemployment
-Problems in measuring unemployment
-Reasons for a trend rise in unemployment
-Wage or employment flexibility?
-New response of enterprises
-Behaviour of labour supply
-The immigration policy record
-Integration of women: mechanisms and conditions
-Summary of essential points
V. Conclusions 
Annex: Calendar of main economic events 
Statistical and structural annex