swiss research on
fiscal federalism

swiss fiscal


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:

"Sorting, Tax Competition and the Rise of Local Tax Heavens"
01.09.2019 - 31.08.2022, CHF 344,950.
PI: Parchet Raphaël.
Project 182380

"The Elasticity of Taxable Wealth: Evidence from Switzerland"
01.01.2017 - 30.04.2019, CHF 258,280.
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, CHF 211,531.
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, CHF 1,900,000.
PI: Marius Brülhart. Co-PI: Monika Bütler, Mario Jametti, Kurt Schmidheiny.
Phase 1, Sinergia/130648
Phase 2, Sinergia/147668