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Kurt Schmidheiny

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First Name:Kurt
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Last Name:Schmidheiny
RePEc Short-ID:psc52
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät Universität Basel Peter Merian-Weg 6 4002 Basel Switzerland
+41 (0)61 207 33 72
Terminal Degree:2003 Department Volkswirtschaftlehre; Universität Bern (from RePEc Genealogy)


(80%) Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Zentrum
Universität Basel

Basel, Switzerland
RePEc:edi:wwzbsch (more details at EDIRC)

(10%) CESifo

München, Germany
RePEc:edi:cesifde (more details at EDIRC)

(10%) Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London, United Kingdom
RePEc:edi:cebruuk (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Schmidheiny, Kurt & Siegloch, Sebastian, 2020. "On event studies and distributed-lags in two-way fixed effects models: Identification, equivalence, and generalization," ZEW Discussion Papers 20-017, ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research.
  2. Marius Brülhart & Jonathan Gruber & Matthias Krapf & Kurt Schmidheiny, 2019. "Behavioral Responses to Wealth Taxes: Evidence from Switzerland," CESifo Working Paper Series 7908, CESifo.
  3. Schmidheiny, Kurt & Siegloch, Sebastian, 2019. "On Event Study Designs and Distributed-Lag Models: Equivalence, Generalization and Practical Implications," IZA Discussion Papers 12079, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
  4. Roller, Marcus & Schmidheiny, Kurt, 2016. "Effective Tax Rates and Effective Progressivity in a Fiscally Decentralized Country," CEPR Discussion Papers 11152, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  5. Brülhart, Marius & Gruber, Jonathan & Krapf, Matthias & Schmidheiny, Kurt, 2016. "Taxing Wealth: Evidence from Switzerland," CEPR Discussion Papers 11342, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  6. Kurt Schmidheiny & Jens Suedekum, 2015. "The pan-European population distribution across consistently defined functional urban areas," ERSA conference papers ersa15p349, European Regional Science Association.
  7. Kurt Schmidheiny & Michaela Slotwinski, 2015. "Behavioral Responses to Local Tax Rates: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from a Foreigners' Tax Scheme in Switzerland," CESifo Working Paper Series 5518, CESifo.
  8. Marcus Roller & Kurt Schmidheiny, 2014. "Mobility and Progressive Taxation," ERSA conference papers ersa14p1354, European Regional Science Association.
  9. Marius Brülhart & Sam Bucovetsky & Kurt Schmidheiny, 2014. "Taxes in Cities," CESifo Working Paper Series 4951, CESifo.
  10. Roberto Pinheiro & Kurt Schmidheiny & Jan Eeckhout, 2011. "Spatial Sorting," 2011 Meeting Papers 488, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  11. Luthi, Eva & Schmidheiny, Kurt, 2011. "The Effect of Agglomeration Size on Local Taxes," CEPR Discussion Papers 8344, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  12. Marius Brülhart & Kurt Schmidheiny, 2011. "Estimating the rivalness of state-level inward FDI," Working Papers 2011/36, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
  13. Eeckhout, Jan & Pinheiro, Roberto & Schmidheiny, Kurt, 2010. "Spatial Sorting: Why New York, Los Angeles and Detroit attract the greatest minds as well as the unskilled," CEPR Discussion Papers 8151, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  14. Kurt Schmidheiny & Marius Brülhart, 2009. "On the Equivalence of Location Choice Models: Conditional Logit, Nested Logit and Poisson," CESifo Working Paper Series 2726, CESifo.
  15. Yannis M. Ioannides & Henry G. Overman & Esteban Rossi-Hansberg & Kurt Schmidheiny, 2007. "The Effect of Information and Communication Technologies on Urban Structure," CESifo Working Paper Series 2049, CESifo.
  16. Mario Jametti & Marius Brülhart & Kurt Schmidheiny, 2007. "Do Agglomeration Economies Reduce the Sensitivity of Firm Location to Tax Differentials?," Working Papers 2007_9, York University, Department of Economics.
  17. Kurt Schmidheiny & Harris Dellas, 2005. "Teaching to do economics with the computer," Computing in Economics and Finance 2005 63, Society for Computational Economics.
  18. Roland Hodler & Kurt Schmidheiny, 2005. "How Fiscal Decentralization Flattens Progressive Taxes," Discussion Papers Series, Department of Economics, Tufts University 0508, Department of Economics, Tufts University.
  19. Kurt Schmidheiny, 2005. "Income Segregation from Local Income Taxation When Households Differ in Both Preferences and Incomes," Discussion Papers Series, Department of Economics, Tufts University 0509, Department of Economics, Tufts University.
  20. Jaroslava HLOUSKOVA & Kurt SCHMIDHEINY & Martin WAGNER, 2004. "Multistep Predictions for Multivariate GARCH Models: Closed Form Solution and the Value for Portfolio Management," Cahiers de Recherches Economiques du Département d'économie 04.10, Université de Lausanne, Faculté des HEC, Département d’économie.
  21. Andreas Diekmann & Kurt Schmidheiny, 2004. "The Intergenerational Transmission of Divorce: A Fifteen-Country Study with the Fertility and Family Survey," ETH Zurich Sociology Working Papers 4, ETH Zurich, Chair of Sociology, revised Mar 2008.
  22. Kurt Schmidheiny, 2003. "Income Segregation and Local Progressive Taxation: Empirical Evidence from Switzerland," Diskussionsschriften dp0311, Universitaet Bern, Departement Volkswirtschaft.
  23. Kurt Schmidheiny, 2002. "Income Stratifcation in Multi-Community Models," Diskussionsschriften dp0215, Universitaet Bern, Departement Volkswirtschaft.
  24. Kurt Schmidheiny, 2002. "Equilibrium and Stratification with Local Income Taxation when Households Differ in both Preferences and Incomes," Diskussionsschriften dp0216, Universitaet Bern, Departement Volkswirtschaft.
  25. Jaroslava Hlouskova & Kurt Schmidheiny & Martin Wagner, 2002. "Multistep Predictions from Multivariate ARMA-GARCH: Models and their Value for Portfolio Management," Diskussionsschriften dp0212, Universitaet Bern, Departement Volkswirtschaft.


  1. Marius Brülhart & Jonathan Gruber & Matthias Krapf & Kurt Schmidheiny, 2022. "Behavioral Responses to Wealth Taxes: Evidence from Switzerland," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Economic Association, vol. 14(4), pages 111-150, November.
  2. Ulrich J. Eberle & J. Vernon Henderson & Dominic Rohner & Kurt Schmidheiny, 2020. "Ethnolinguistic diversity and urban agglomeration," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 117(28), pages 16250-16257, July.
  3. Marius Faber & Andrea Ghisletta & Kurt Schmidheiny, 2020. "A lockdown index to assess the economic impact of the coronavirus," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, Springer;Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics, vol. 156(1), pages 1-23, December.
  4. Marius Brülhart & Kurt Schmidheiny, 2018. "Taxpayers Seek Strategies to Avoid Wealth Tax," ifo DICE Report, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 16(02), pages 19-21, August.
  5. Schmidheiny, Kurt & Slotwinski, Michaela, 2018. "Tax-induced mobility: Evidence from a foreigners' tax scheme in Switzerland," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 167(C), pages 293-324.
  6. Kurt Schmidheiny, 2017. "Emerging Lessons from Half a Century of Fiscal Federalism in Switzerland," Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES), vol. 153(II), pages 73-101, June.
  7. Schmidheiny, Kurt & Suedekum, Jens, 2015. "The pan-European population distribution across consistently defined functional urban areas," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 133(C), pages 10-13.
  8. Marius Brülhart & Kurt Schmidheiny, 2015. "Estimating The Rivalness Of State-Level Inward Fdi," Journal of Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 55(1), pages 139-148, January.
  9. Jan Eeckhout & Roberto Pinheiro & Kurt Schmidheiny, 2014. "Spatial Sorting," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 122(3), pages 554-620.
  10. Eva Luthi & Kurt Schmidheiny, 2014. "The effect of agglomeration size on local taxes," Journal of Economic Geography, Oxford University Press, vol. 14(2), pages 265-287.
  11. Marius Brülhart & Mario Jametti & Kurt Schmidheiny, 2012. "Do agglomeration economies reduce the sensitivity of firm location to tax differentials?," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 122(563), pages 1069-1093, September.
  12. Schmidheiny, Kurt & Brülhart, Marius, 2011. "On the equivalence of location choice models: Conditional logit, nested logit and Poisson," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 69(2), pages 214-222, March.
  13. Hlouskova, Jaroslava & Schmidheiny, Kurt & Wagner, Martin, 2009. "Multistep predictions for multivariate GARCH models: Closed form solution and the value for portfolio management," Journal of Empirical Finance, Elsevier, vol. 16(2), pages 330-336, March.
  14. Yannis M. Ioannides & Henry G. Overman & Esteban Rossi-Hansberg & Kurt Schmidheiny, 2008. "The effect of information and communication technologies on urban structure [‘Trade and circuses: Explaining urban giants’]," Economic Policy, CEPR;CES;MSH, vol. 23(54), pages 202-242.
  15. Schmidheiny, Kurt, 2006. "Income segregation from local income taxation when households differ in both preferences and incomes," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 36(2), pages 270-299, March.
  16. Schmidheiny, Kurt, 2006. "Income segregation and local progressive taxation: Empirical evidence from Switzerland," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 90(3), pages 429-458, February.
  17. Roland Hodler & Kurt Schmidheiny, 2006. "How Fiscal Decentralization Flattens Progressive Taxes," FinanzArchiv: Public Finance Analysis, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, vol. 62(2), pages 281-304, June.


  1. Brülhart, Marius & Bucovetsky, Sam & Schmidheiny, Kurt, 2015. "Taxes in Cities," Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, in: Gilles Duranton & J. V. Henderson & William C. Strange (ed.), Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, edition 1, volume 5, chapter 0, pages 1123-1196, Elsevier.

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  1. NEP-URE: Urban & Real Estate Economics (16) 2003-10-05 2004-11-07 2005-02-27 2005-12-09 2007-09-30 2007-12-15 2007-12-19 2008-01-19 2009-11-27 2013-08-23 2014-02-02 2014-09-25 2015-01-03 2015-02-16 2015-09-26 2016-03-23. Author is listed
  2. NEP-PBE: Public Economics (14) 2003-10-05 2005-12-09 2007-12-19 2008-01-19 2014-09-25 2014-12-24 2015-01-03 2015-02-16 2015-09-26 2016-03-23 2016-07-09 2016-07-16 2019-10-21 2019-11-11. Author is listed
  3. NEP-GEO: Economic Geography (12) 2003-10-05 2004-11-07 2005-02-27 2007-09-30 2007-12-15 2007-12-19 2008-01-19 2013-08-23 2014-02-02 2014-09-25 2015-01-03 2015-05-22. Author is listed
  4. NEP-PUB: Public Finance (11) 2004-11-22 2005-02-27 2005-12-09 2014-09-25 2014-12-24 2015-01-03 2015-02-16 2015-09-26 2016-03-23 2016-07-09 2019-10-21. Author is listed
  5. NEP-EUR: Microeconomic European Issues (6) 2013-08-23 2014-12-24 2015-02-16 2015-05-22 2015-09-26 2016-03-23. Author is listed
  6. NEP-ECM: Econometrics (5) 2002-11-13 2004-07-18 2009-11-27 2019-02-11 2020-04-27. Author is listed
  7. NEP-ACC: Accounting & Auditing (3) 2014-09-25 2015-01-03 2015-02-16
  8. NEP-DCM: Discrete Choice Models (2) 2003-10-05 2004-11-07
  9. NEP-EEC: European Economics (2) 2003-10-05 2007-12-19
  10. NEP-ETS: Econometric Time Series (2) 2002-11-10 2004-07-18
  11. NEP-ICT: Information & Communication Technologies (2) 2007-09-30 2007-12-15
  12. NEP-IUE: Informal & Underground Economics (2) 2019-10-21 2019-11-11
  13. NEP-LAB: Labour Economics (2) 2013-08-23 2022-10-24
  14. NEP-CMP: Computational Economics (1) 2005-11-19
  15. NEP-CSE: Economics of Strategic Management (1) 2007-12-19
  16. NEP-EDU: Education (1) 2005-11-19
  17. NEP-FMK: Financial Markets (1) 2002-11-10
  18. NEP-GER: German Papers (1) 2016-07-16
  19. NEP-HPE: History & Philosophy of Economics (1) 2005-11-19
  20. NEP-LTV: Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty (1) 2019-11-11
  21. NEP-RMG: Risk Management (1) 2002-11-10


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