19-November-2010

English

Switzerland: Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OECD

Biographical note of Switzerland's Permanent Representative to the OECD.

13-October-2010

English

Taxation, Innovation and the Environment

By putting a price on pollution, do environmentally related taxes spur innovation? Does the design of the tax play a critical role? What is the effect of this innovation? In analysing these questions, the report draws on case studies that cover Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Israel and others. It also covers a wide set of environmental issues and technologies, as well as the economic and policy contexts.

15-April-2010

English

Effects of the VOC incentive tax on innovation in Switzerland - Case studies in the printing, paintmaking and metal cutting industries

This study is part of the OECD's “Taxation, Innovation and the Environment” programme and discusses the innovation impacts of the VOC tax in Switzerland.

10-March-2010

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10-February-2010

English

Economic Survey of Switzerland 2009: Getting out of the crisis

While Switzerland has weathered the crisis better than other OECD countries, it may have a lasting impact on the Swiss economy. The need for further structural reforms results from fiscal sustainability issues related to ageing and weak trend productivity growth.

10-February-2010

English

Economic Survey of Switzerland 2009

While Switzerland has weathered the global crisis better than other OECD economies, challenges remain for monetary and fiscal policies, as well as financial market regulation.

25-January-2010

German

Die volkswirtschaftlichen Kosten unzureichender Bildung

OECD-Studie The High Cost of Low Educational Performance: für viele Regierungen hat gute Bildung erklärtermaßen Priorität, dennoch fällt das Thema häufig von der politischen Agenda. Ein Grund dafür ist, dass Investitionen in Bildung sich nur langfristig auszahlen und die positiven Effekte deshalb häufig unterschätzt werden.

15-January-2010

English

Economic Survey of Switzerland 2009: Containing the systemic risks from exceptionally large financial institutions

The comparatively large magnitude of the losses of the two largest banks of Switzerland in relation to capital has underscored the systemic risks to the economy posed by the institutions’ size relative to Swiss GDP and their extensive cross-border and cross-currency activities.

15-January-2010

English

Economic Survey of Switzerland 2009: Swiss Monetary Policy in the Current Crisis and Beyond

The Swiss National Bank took decisive action to support financial market stability and dampen the recession. In the current situation, the main challenge facing the SNB concerns the exit strategy.

15-January-2010

English

Economic Survey of Switzerland 2009: Lowering the high cost of housing and construction

Renting accommodation in Switzerland is considerably more expensive than in other high income OECD countries.

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