Kurt Schmidheiny

Research

Research Interests

Research Projects

Current Working Papers

Peer-reviewed Publications

  1. Kurt Schmidheiny (2017), "Emerging Lessons from Half a Century of Fiscal Federalism in Switzerland". Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, 153 (2), 73-101.
    > free version.
  2. Kurt Schmidheiny and Jens Suedekum (2015), "The Pan-European Population Distribution across Consistently Defined Functional Urban Areas". Economics Letters, 133, 10-13.
    > Doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2015.05.013, free version
  3. Marius Brülhart and Kurt Schmidheiny (2015) "Estimating the Rivalness of State-Level Inward FDI." Journal of Regional Science, 55(1), 139-148.
    > Doi:10.1111/jors.12102, free version
  4. Jan Eeckhout, Roberto Pinheiro and Kurt Schmidheiny (2014), "Spatial Sorting." Journal of Political Economy, 122(3), 554-620.
    > Doi:10.1086/676141, free version, online appendix, data and programs (zip)
  5. Eva Luthi and Kurt Schmidheiny (2014) "The Effect of Agglomeration Size on Local Taxes." Journal of Economic Geography, 14(2), 265-287.
    > Doi:10.1093/jeg/lbt020, free version
  6. Andreas Diekmann and Kurt Schmidheiny (2013), "The Intergenerational Transmission of Divorce: A Fifteen-Country Study with the Fertility and Family Survey." Comparative Sociology, 12(2), 211-235.
    > Doi:10.1163/15691330-12341261
  7. Marius Brülhart, Mario Jametti, and Kurt Schmidheiny (2012), "Do Agglomeration Economies Reduce the Sensitivity of Firm Location to Tax Differentials?" The Economic Journal, 122 (563), 1069–1093.
    > Doi:10.1111/j.1468-0297.2012.02511.x, free version, online appendix
  8. Kurt Schmidheiny and Marius Brülhart (2011), "On the Equivalence of Location Choice Models: Conditional Logit, Nested Logit and Poisson." Journal of Urban Economics, 69(2), 214-222.
    > Doi:10.1016/j.jue.2010.09.004, free version
  9. Jaroslava Hlouskova, Martin Wagner and Kurt Schmidheiny (2009), "Multistep Predictions from Multivariate ARMA-GARCH Models and their Value for Portfolio Management." Journal of Empirical Finance, 16, 330-336.
    > Doi:10.1016/j.jempfin.2008.09.002
  10. Yannis Ioannides, Henry Overman, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, and Kurt Schmidheiny (2008), "The Effect of Information and Communication Technologies on Urban Structure." Economic Policy, 23(54), 201–242.
    > Doi:10.1111/j.1468-0327.2008.00200.x, free version, data and programs (zip)
  11. Kurt Schmidheiny (2006), "Income Segregation and Local Progressive Taxation: Empirical Evidence from Switzerland." Journal of Public Economics, 90(3), 429-458.
    > Doi:10.1016/j.jpubeco.2005.09.003, free version
  12. Kurt Schmidheiny (2006), "Income Segregation from Local Income Taxation When Households Differ in Both Preferences and Incomes." Regional Science and Urban Economics 36(2), 270-299.
    > Doi:10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2005.10.003, free version
  13. Roland Hodler and Kurt Schmidheiny (2006), "How Fiscal Decentralization Flattens Progressive Taxes." FinanzArchiv: Public Finance Analysis, 62(2), 281-304.
    > Doi:10.1628/001522106X120695, Version April 6, 2006
  14. Thomas Jaecklin, Peter Rohner, Véronique Jacomo, Kurt Schmidheiny and Alain Gervaix (2006), "Trends in Antibiotic Resistance of Respiratory Tract Pathogens in Children in Geneva, Switzerland." European Journal of Pediatrics, 165 (1), 3-8.
    > Doi:10.1007/s00431-005-1737-5
  15. Kurt Schmidheiny (2005), "Wohnsitzwahl und lokale Einkommensbesteuerung." Swiss Political Science Review, 11(4), 97-121.
    > Doi:10.1002/j.1662-6370.2005.tb00372.x, Version 4. November 2005
  16. Andreas Diekmann and Kurt Schmidheiny (2004), "Do Parents of Girls Have a Higher Risk of Divorce? An Eighteen Country Study." Journal of Marriage and Family, 66 (3), 651-660.
    > Doi:10.1111/j.0022-2445.2004.00044.x, free version
  17. Kurt Schmidheiny (2002), "Warum die junge Frau den Mann verlässt oder die Wichtigkeit von Replikationen in der empirischen Forschung." Kommentar zu 'Divorcer en Suisse: Effets des facteurs individuels, de mise en couple et de couple' in SZS 27(2). Swiss Journal of Sociology, 28(1), 2002.
  18. Andreas Diekmann and Kurt Schmidheiny (2001), "Bildung und Ehestabilität: Eine ereignisanalytische Untersuchung schweizerischer Familienbiografien." Swiss Journal of Sociology, 27(2).

Monographs and Book Contributions

  1. Marius Brülhart, Sam Bucovetsky, and Kurt Schmidheiny (2015), "Taxes in Cities." In: G. Duranton, J.V. Henderson and W. Strange (Eds.), Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, Vol. 5B, UK: North Holland, pp. 1123-1196.
    > CEPR Discussion Paper 10114, CESifo Working Paper 4951, free version
  2. Kurt Schmidheiny (2003), "Community Choice and Local Income Taxation." PhD dissertation, Universität Bern. Berlin: dissertation.de.
    > ISBN 3-89825-879-3, free version
  3. Thomas Hoehn and Kurt Schmidheiny (2000), "Die Anwendung von quantitativ abgestützten Marktuntersuchungen in wettbewerbsrechtlichen Verfahren." In: Carl Baudenbacher (Hrsg.): Neueste Entwicklungen im Europäischen und Internationalen Kartellrecht. Sechstes St. Galler Internationales Kartellrechtsforum. Basel: Helbing & Lichtenhahn.

Policy Papers and Blogs

  1. Marius Brülhart and Kurt Schmidheiny (2015) "Steuerföderalismus in der Schweiz: Erfolgsmodell dank Leitplanken." WPZ Politikanalyse Nr. 6, Wirtschaftspolitisches Zentrum (WPZ), Universität St. Gallen. Ökonomenstimme, Oct 23, 2015.
  2. Marius Brülhart, Mario Jametti and Kurt Schmidheiny (2013) "Firms in clustered industries are prepared to pay higher taxes than those that are not." LSE EUROPP Blog, Jan 11.
  3. Marius Brülhart and Kurt Schmidheiny (2011) "Competition for Firms: Zero-Sum or Positive-Sum Game?" IEBs World Report on Fiscal Federalism '10.
  4. Kurt Schmidheiny (2010), "Kommunale Einkommenssteuern und ihre Nebenwirkungen." Ökonomenstimme, Nov 12, 2010.

Invited Talks

2016: London School of Economics, University of Bristol, Keynote lecture Congress of the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (Lugano).

2015: KOF ETHZ (Zürich).

2014: Centraal Planbureau (Den Haag).

2013: London School of Economics, ETH Zürich, Università della Svizzera Italiana (Lugano), Erasmus University (Rotterdam), Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Universität Luzern.

2012: Universidade do Porto, Universität Bern, Keynote Speech at EGIT Economic Geography and International Trade (Duisburg).

2011: Universität St. Gallen, University of British Columbia (Vancouver).

2010: Universität Basel, Universität Heidelberg.

2009: Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (Namur).

2007: Universität Bern, The London School of Economics.

2006: Universität Basel, Université de Lausanne, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Virginia Tech, The George Washington University, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universität Bern.

2005: University of Toronto, Carnegie Mellon University, McMaster University.

Conference Presentations and Discussions

2016: Allied Social Science Associations (San Francisco), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (Lugano, Keynote), Modelling Urban and Regional Growth in Europe (Ispra), Workshop on Urban Economics (Barcelona), Sinergia Workshop (Basel, Organizer).

2015: CEPR Conference on Urban and Regional Economics (Basel, Organizer), International Institute of Public Finance Annual Congress (Dublin), CESifo Area Conference on Public Sector Economics (München), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (Basel), Conference on Regional Economics and Public Policy CRED (Bern)

2014: Urban Economics Association Annual Meeting (Washington D.C.), CEPR Conference on Urban and Regional Economics (Brown U, Providence), Urban Economics Association European Meeting (St. Petersburg), III Workshop on Urban Economics (Barcelona), Tinbergen Institute Workshop on Cultural Heritage and Urban Revival (Amsterdam), Economic Geography and International Trade Research Meeting (München), International Institute of Public Finance Annual Congress (Lugano), CESifo Area Conference on Public Sector Economics (München)

2013: Urban Economics Association Annual Meeting (Atlanta), CEPR Conference on Urban and Regional Economics (London), Verein für Socialpolitik Ausschuss für Regionaltheorie und -politik (Vaduz), NBER Summer Institute (Cambridge), Verein für Socialpolitik Jahrestagung (Düsseldorf), Sinergia Workshop (St. Gallen).

2012: Urban Economics Association Annual Meeting (Ottawa), EGIT Economic Geography and International Trade (Duisburg, Keynote Speaker), International Institute of Public Finance Annual Congress (Dresden), Workshop on Taxing Cross-Border Commuters (Uppsala), II Workshop on Urban Economics (Barcelona), Sinergia Workshop (Lugano).

2011: Urban Economics Association Annual Meeting (Miami, Program-Committe), Urban Economics Association European Meeting (Barcelona, Program-Committe), CEPR Conference on Urban and Regional Economics (Madrid), European Economic Association Annual Congress (Oslo).

2010: Network of Swiss Economists Abroad (Gerzensee, Co-Organizer), Urban Economics Association Annual Meeting (Denver, Program-Committe), Conference on Urban and Regional Economics (Princeton).

2009: Network of Swiss Economists Abroad (Basel, Co-Organizer), Urban Economics Association Annual Meeting (San Francisco, Program-Committe), Econometric Society North American Winter Meeting (San Francisco), European Economic Association Annual Congress (Barcelona, Program-Committee), 3rd Workshop on Fiscal Federalism "Financing Sub-Central Governments" (Barcelona).

2008: Network of Swiss Economists Abroad (Zurich, Co-Organizer), 55th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (New York City), European Economic Association Annual Congress (Milan), CEPR European Research Workshop in International Trade (Appenzell), CSIC International Workshop in Economic Geography (Barcelona), Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Volkswirtschaft und Statistik (Lausanne).

2007: Network of Swiss Economists Abroad (St. Gallen, Co-Organizer), Kiel Institute Workshop on Agglomeration and Growth in Knowledge-Based Societies (Kiel), 2nd Workshop on Fiscal Federalism "Competition and Cooperation among Governments" (Sevilla), 54th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (Savannah, GA).

2006: Network of Swiss Economists Abroad (Lausanne, Co-Organizer), 12th Annual Conference on Computing in Economics and Finance (Cyprus, organizing committee), 53rd North American Regional Science Association International Conference (Toronto).

2005: Econometric Society World Congress (London), 11th Annual Conference on Computing in Economics and Finance (Washingtion D.C.), Public Choice Society Annual Meeting (New Orleans), Econometric Society North American Winter Meeting (Philadelphia).

2004: European Economic Association Annual Congress (Madrid), CESifo and NBER Trans-Atlantic Public Economics Seminar (Munich), European Public Choice Society Annual Meeting (Berlin), Population Association of America Annual Meeting (Boston).

2003: 2nd HWWA-Workshop on Current Developments in Regional Research (Hamburg), Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik (Zürich), ZEI Workshop on Federalism and Decentralization (Bonn), Annual Congress of the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (Bern), Economics and Politics: A Dialogue (Lugano).

2002: VIIth Spring Meeting of Young Economists (Paris), Divorce in Cross-National Perspecitve: A European Research Network (Florence).

Policy Talks

Refereeing

American Economic Review, Canadian Journal of Economics, Economic Journal, Economics of Transition, Empirical Economics, European Economic Review, International Economics and Economic Policy, International Economic Review, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, International Regional Science Review, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Economic Inequality, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Regional Science, National Science Foundation (US), Regional Science and Urban Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, Swiss National Science Foundation, Urban Studies, Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie, Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie.

Software

POSI 2.0. An educational Software in Modern Portfolio Theory.

WinTDA. A simple Win9x, WinNT Interface for Götz Rohwers TDA (Transition Data Analysis) version 6.2 or later. WinTDA lets you use TDA under Windows without prompting from DOS. You have to install TDA before running WinTDA. Download WinTDA (zip 165 kb)