Switzerland : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

June 3, 2002

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper examines economic growth in Switzerland. It attempts to analyze whether slow growth is inescapable for Switzerland. The paper suggests that income convergence across countries contributes significantly to slow relative growth in Switzerland, but experience in several advanced industrial countries reinforces the view that slow growth is not inescapable. Higher growth will require raising total factor productivity growth, which remains low by international standards, and to a lesser extent, raising the investment rate.

Series:

Country Report No. 02/107

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 3, 2002

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451807240/1934-7685

Stock No:

1CHEEA0022002

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

36

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