© 1993

Banking in Switzerland

  • Niklaus Blattner
  • Hans Genberg
  • Alexander Swoboda
Conference proceedings

Part of the Studies in Contemporary Economics book series (CONTEMPORARY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Niklaus Blattner, Hans Genberg, Alexander Swoboda
      Pages 1-3
  3. Performance, Costs and Efficiency of Banking in Switzerland

  4. The Attractiveness of Switzerland for Foreign Banks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
  5. The Swiss Stock Markets

  6. The International Market for Bank Deposits and Bonds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
  7. The Swiss Financial Sector at the Turn of the Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Niklaus Blattner, Hans Genberg, Alexander Swoboda
      Pages 305-326
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 327-331

About these proceedings


Oliver Landmann Nobody needs to be convinced of the importance of banking for the Swiss economy. The financial sector grew well above average in the past decade and now accounts for almost 10 % of GDP. Compared to the economy-wide average, it creates more than double as much value added per employee and it is a major contributor to Swiss ex­ port revenues. But this is no cause for complacency. The industry is subjf:ct to rapid change as the competitive climate has become rougher nationally and internationally. Major structural weaknesses have corne to the surface which raise serious questions about the extent of the required structural adjustments. Thus, banking was an ideal candidate for a major case study in the framework of the National Research Programme No. 28 which is devoted to Switzerland's external economic challenges. The programme was commissioned by the Swiss government and is carried out by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The research project on the fmancial sector was directed by Professors Niklaus Blattner, Hans Genberg and Alexander Swoboda who assembled a team of research economists from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, the International Centre for Monetary and Banking Studies (both at Geneva) and the Labour and Industrial Economics Research Unit at the University of Basel. This joint research effort has yielded an impressive crop of descriptive data, analytical insights and policy-oriented conclusions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Niklaus Blattner
    • 1
  • Hans Genberg
    • 2
  • Alexander Swoboda
    • 3
  1. 1.Labour and Industrial Economics Research Unit (LIU)BaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.International Centre for Monetary and Banking Studies (ICMB)Geneva 21Switzerland
  3. 3.Graduate Institute of International Studies (IUHEI)Geneva 21Switzerland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Banking in Switzerland
  • Editors Niklaus Blattner
    Hans Genberg
    Alexander Swoboda
  • Series Title Studies in Contemporary Economics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-7908-0735-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-51516-3
  • Series ISSN 1431-8806
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 329
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics International Economics
    R & D/Technology Policy
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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