The Economic Effects of the Bilateral Sectoral Agreements and the Swiss EU Membership

  • Renger van Nieuwkoop
  • André Müller


This paper investigates the economic effects of a possible Swiss EU-Membership as well as the com pleted Bilateral Sectoral Agreements between the EU and Switzerland using MULTISWISS, a multicounty computable general equilibrium model. The simulations show that the welfare gains for Switzerland (and the EU) in both scenarios will be small but positive in the long run. They also indicate that Switzerland, from an economic point of view, should pursue the EU membership.


European Union Gross Domestic Product Welfare Effect European Union Country Computable General Equilibrium 
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