How To Make Digital Proximity Tracing Work: The View from Economics

Covid-19 proximity tracing apps can contribute to the fight against the pandemic. In a free society, however, their adoption is impossible to enforce by decree or material incentives. Their success therefore hinges on voluntary cooperation.

 Press Release -24 June 2020

Fast and local: how did lockdown policies affect the spread and severity of Covid-19

How have the responses of governments around the world to this Covid-19 crisis impacted the development of the global pandemic?

 Policy Brief – 9 June 2020

How Reskilling Can Soften the Economic Blow of Covid-19

Not all industries suffered of the Covid-19 crisis: the healthcare sector, for instance, saw demand grow, as did schools, in some parts of the world, and online retail.

 Press Release –  8 June 2020

Job search during the COVID-19 lockdown

Job-seekers during the Corona crisis are making significantly less effort to find a new job.

 Press release – 19 May 2020

A “win-win” proposal to improve financial support for SME’s

The Covid crisis has created new liquidity needs for companies due to a partial slowdown or a total shutdown of their activities. The Confederation has provided a solution to this problem by granting bridging loans. 

Press release – 5 May 2020

Corona crisis and self-employed

The Corona crisis also has financial and psychological consequences for the self-employed.

 Press release – 3 May 2020

Lockdown release

Lifting the lockdown, yes …. But how?

Outline of a strategy combining health and economic factors

Policy Brief – 15 April 2020

The Climate Effects of Swiss Aviation

Introducing an Airline Ticket Tax in Switzerland:Estimated Effects on Demand

Policy Brief – 12 March 2020

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How To Make Digital Proximity Tracing Work: The View from Economics

How To Make Digital Proximity Tracing Work: The View from Economics

Digital proximity tracing (DPT) holds great promise as a complement to traditional proximity tracing, mainly because it allows contacts in anonymous crowds to be alerted in addition to known contacts. However, even the best technological solution, when it depends on widespread adoption, needs to contend with the human factor.

Job search during the COVID-19 lockdown

Job search during the COVID-19 lockdown

Job-seekers during the Corona crisis are making significantly less effort to find a new job. In addition to the lack of suitable job offers, fear of infection by jobseekers plays a decisive role, as does the increased need for childcare for mothers.