March 16, 2021 | Documents

Automation Technologies and the Future of Work:
Policies for Inclusive Growth

There is a growing concern in public discussions that automation could soon make human labor obsolete. This report aims to delineate the state of knowledge on the impact of machines on the future of work and to offer guidance on how to prepare societies for the arrival of intelligent machines.

November 26, 2020 | Documents

Second wave: Swiss self-employed dealing with the Covid-19 confinement

How has the business situation and the financial and mental health of the self-employed changed since April? A survey conducted by the KOF Institute and the University of Lausanne among self-employed people and business owners in Switzerland analyses the effects of the 2nd wave of Covid-19. This report follows a first study conducted in spring […]

October 7, 2020 | Documents

The surprise silver lining

What we can learn from professional service teams that managed to perform well during the crisis.

September 16, 2020 | Documents

Can the free movement of persons hurt the economy?

Jennifer Hunt and Rafael Lalive reply to questions concerning the impact of immigration on the economy, in the framework of the Swiss vote on the free movement of persons on Sept 27th, 2020.

June 8, 2020 | Documents

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.

May 19, 2020 | Documents

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.

May 3, 2020 | Documents

Corona crisis and the self-employed

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