Switzerland : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

April 8, 1997

Summary:

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix assesses Switzerland’s recent real GDP performance in terms of underlying movements in potential output and the cyclical output gap. The paper highlights that Swiss real GDP has been stagnant since 1990, after expanding at an average rate of some 1¾ percent during 1977–90. The evidence presented indicates that potential output growth during 1991–95 was significantly below historical average. This paper also tries to assess the possible effects of stage 3 of European Monetary Union on Switzerland.

Series:

Country Report No. 97/18

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 8, 1997

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451807141/1934-7685

Stock No:

1CHEEA0011997

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

100

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