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Digital Transformation

Special Issue on ‘Digital Transformation’

Guest Editor:
Prof. Dr. Conny Wunsch, Professor of Labour Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Basel.
Dr. Michael Siegenthaler, Head of the research division Swiss labor market, KOF Swiss Economic Institute / ETH Zürich

Submission Status: Closed | Submission Deadline: Closed

Picture of Digital TransformationThe digital transformation affects many aspects of private and public lives, including how we make private and political decisions. It affects the economy by changing how entire companies work, it transforms the world of work by changing the jobs firms offer, the skills they require, and how we interact at the workplace. It also affects the education system. Digitalisation opens up many possibilities and opportunities, but it also involves risks and it raises many challenges. To make the most out of its opportunities and to minimize its risks we need to understand the changes digitalisation causes, we need to identify the opportunities and risks it raises, and we need to learn how we can cope with them in the best way possible.

To contribute to a better understanding of these issues, Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics invites submissions to a special issue on the economic and societal consequences, opportunities, challenges, risks and possible coping strategies connected to the «Digital Transformation». Contributions that are especially useful in the Swiss or similar contexts are particularly welcome, as well as output from the National Research Program 77 «Digital Transformation»

Contributions must be full, self-contained scientific papers. Short papers and papers that are descriptive in nature will be considered, but they must make a novel contribution to the scientific literature.

During submission, authors should select the option "SJES Special Issue Digital Transformation" from the list of available Thematic Series. Authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge. This will be covered by the Swiss Society of Economics and Statistics (SSES).

Paper will be reviewed directly after submission and publication takes place on a rolling basis.

  1. The issuance of retail central bank digital currency (CBDC) involves a transfer of risk from commercial banks to the central bank. Mechanisms that limit the transfer of risk, such as an unattractive interest r...

    Authors: Romain Baeriswyl, Samuel Reynard and Alexandre Swoboda
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2024 160:7
  2. Technologies evolve at different paces and their rate of improvement varies considerably. We demonstrate that the fastest technological progress currently occurs in the digital domain and empirically investiga...

    Authors: Matthias Niggli and Christian Rutzer
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2023 159:1
  3. I investigate the role of labor market flows in the decline of routine employment in Switzerland between 1992 and 2018 using rich individual-level panel data from the Swiss Labour Force Survey. Existing resear...

    Authors: Christian Gschwendt
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:24
  4. This paper examines the effect of information and communication technologies (ICT) on the demand for workers in Switzerland. We compare the hypotheses that an increase in ICT leads to upskilling or job polariz...

    Authors: Filippo Pusterla and Ursula Renold
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:22
  5. We use unique individual bank-to-bank repo transaction data to empirically assess the efficiency of the existing Swiss financial market infrastructure (FMI) for executing delivery versus payment transactions. ...

    Authors: Basil Guggenheim, Sébastien Kraenzlin and Christoph Meyer
    Citation: Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 2022 158:19