The Sinergia project 'The Swiss Confederation: A Natural Laboratory for Research on Fiscal and Political Decentralization', co-ordinated by Marius Brülhart (Lausanne), Monika Bütler (St. Gallen), Mario Jametti (Lugano) and Kurt Schmidheiny (Basel), supports economic research on the foundations and consequences of fiscal federalism. It is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation for the period 2010-2016.
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Co-Applicant Kurt Schmidheiny (Basel) presents the Sinergia project as keynote address at the 2016 Congress of the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES) in Lugano.
Raphaël Parchet (Lugano) summarizes his Sinergia-funded PhD research.