OECD Economic Survey of Switzerland launches Thursday 21 November 2013


15/11/2013 - The OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Switzerland, to be published on Thursday 21 November 2013, assesses the country’s strong recent performance, its short-term outlook and the policy challenges it faces in the longer term. The Survey also looks at what Switzerland can do to meet environmental targets while maintaining energy security, to boost productivity and to better integrate women into the workforce.


The Survey will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 10:00 a.m. local time for immediate release.


An Overview with the main conclusions will be freely accessible in pdf format on the OECD’s web site at You are invited to include this Internet link in reports on the Survey.


Peter Jarrett, head of division in the OECD country studies branch covering Switzerland, senior economist Petar Vujanovic and economist Richard Dutu will present the Survey during a news conference with Eric Scheidegger, deputy director of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, on 21 November, from 10:00 a.m. local time. The event will take place at the Media Centre, Bundesgasse, 8-12, Bern.


For further information on the news conference, contact Isabel Herkommer in the media office of Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (+41 31 325 0349).


For further information on the Survey, or to request advance copies, contact Lawrence Speer in the OECD Media Office  (+33 1 4524 9700).


Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the OECD Economic Survey of Switzerland, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.


The Survey will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the Survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to


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