swiss research on
fiscal federalism

swiss fiscal

Swiss National Science Foundation Projects

Switzerland offers a unique laboratory for the study of fiscal federalism. The experience of the Swiss Confederation since 1848 can be seen as a real-world large-scale experiment. Members of the Network have harnessed this potential for empirical research in a series projects funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation:

"Tax Competition and Tax Equalisation"
01.09.2020 – 31.08.2024.
PI: Marius Brülhart.
Project 192546

"The Hidden Consequences of Digitalization for the Spatial Economy"
01.03.2020 - 29.02.2024.
PI: Maximilian von Ehrlich.
Project 187443

"Firms and tax competition in the digital economy: a data platform for geo-temporal network analysis"
01.03.2020 - 29.02.2024.
PI: D'Ambros Marco, Co-Applicant: Parchet Raphaël.
Project 187353

"Sorting, Tax Competition and the Rise of Local Tax Heavens"
01.09.2019 - 31.08.2022.
PI: Parchet Raphaël.
Project 182380

"Fiscal Effects of Inter-Municipal Cooperation and Mergers"
01.04.18 – 31.03.2022.
PI: Marko Köthenbürger.
Project 176389

"The Elasticity of Taxable Wealth: Evidence from Switzerland"
01.01.2017 - 30.04.2019.
PI: Kurt Schmidheiny. Co-PI: Marius Brülhart.
Project 166618

"Fiscal Rules, Fiscal Performance and Tax Competition Among Municipalities in Switzerland"
01.11.2015 - 30.04.2019.
PI: Parchet Raphaël. Co-PI: Mario Jametti.
Project 159348

"The Swiss Confederation: A Natural Laboratory for Research on Fiscal and Political Decentralization"
01.10.2010 - 31.12.2016.
PI: Marius Brülhart. Co-PI: Monika Bütler, Mario Jametti, Kurt Schmidheiny.
Phase 1, Sinergia/130648
Phase 2, Sinergia/147668