Switzerland offers a unique laboratory for the study of fiscal federalism. The experience of the Swiss Confederation since 1848 can be seen as a real-world large-scale experiment. Members of the Network have harnessed this potential for empirical research in a series projects funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation:
"Sorting, Tax Competition and the Rise of Local Tax Heavens"
01.09.2019 - 31.08.2022, CHF 344,950.
PI: Parchet Raphaël.
→ Project 182380
"The Elasticity of Taxable Wealth: Evidence from Switzerland"
01.01.2017 - 30.04.2019, CHF 258,280.
PI: Kurt Schmidheiny. Co-PI: Marius Brülhart.
→ Project 166618
"Fiscal Rules, Fiscal Performance and Tax Competition Among Municipalities in Switzerland"
01.11.2015 - 30.04.2019, CHF 211,531.
PI: Parchet Raphaël. Co-PI: Mario Jametti.
→ Project 159348
"The Swiss Confederation: A Natural Laboratory for Research on Fiscal and Political Decentralization"
01.10.2010 - 31.12.2016, CHF 1,900,000.
PI: Marius Brülhart. Co-PI: Monika Bütler, Mario Jametti, Kurt Schmidheiny.
→ Phase 1, Sinergia/130648
→ Phase 2, Sinergia/147668