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Macroeconomic Consequences of Swiss EU Accession: Effects of Fiscal Measures

  • Jürg Bärlocher
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Abstract

The desirable degree of integration into the European Union is still hotly debated in Switzerland. A study commissioned by the “Staatssekretariat für Wirtschaft” (seco) in 1998 intended to add scientific evidence on the likely effects of different degrees of integration on the Swiss economy. As part of this study, KOF/ETH (Swiss Institute for Business Cycle Research) analyzed the macroeconomic effects with emphasis on the short- to medium-run. The investigation method are simulations within a suitably modified version of the KOF/ETH-Macromodel, the institute’s model used for forecasting and policy analysis since 1994.

Keywords

Fiscal Policy Disposable Income Aggregate Demand Reference Scenario Private Household 
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