February Briefing: Putting the Brakes on Government Spending: The Swiss Debt Brake

Large budget deficits and high public-sector spending and debt have been pervasive features of modern economies, including in the United States and Switzerland. Have the Swiss found a way to reliably and permanently limit debt and control outlays?

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January Briefing: Innovation: Switzerland and the United States Top the Charts

Both countries regularly receive the highest rankings in global-innovation indices—whether for business, entrepreneurship, technology, science, or education. While the two “sister republics” share a deep political and philosophical history, Americans...

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December Briefing: Switzerland: Global Financial Center

Switzerland is world-renowned as a leading international financial center. Its long history as a major banking hub with a stable political system and great openness to trade continue to attract investors from around the world.

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November Briefing: Climate Change and the Environment in Switzerland

Between 1864 and 2010, the average temperature in Switzerland rose by about 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit). Climate-change scenarios predict at least a similar level of warming by the end of the 21st century—which would be accompanied by an...

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