Land-Stadt-Verflechtungen Wirtschaftspotenzial für die Hauptstadtregion Schweiz und deren Regionen

Projekt der Hauptstadtregion Schweiz im Rahmen des Pilotprogramms Handlungsräume Wirtschaft (PHR)

Year: 2017
Client: Verein Hauptstadtregion Schweiz
Partner: Ecopo, Frédéric Quiquerez


Governance of adaptation to climate change in regions

The goal of this project is to gain in-depth knowledge about the governance of adaptation to climate change in a select number of case study regions and local communities. We aim to improve our understanding of the regional and local framework conditions as  well as identifying beneficial and inhibiting factors for the governance of climate adaptations. The project examines communities participating in the federal pilot program “Adaptation to Climate Change”. The results will make recommendations regarding improvements  to cooperation between the federal, cantonal and local levels.

Year: 2015
Client: Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Partner: Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL


Innovation Strategy 2016+

Policy programme for the Canton of Berne

Year: 2015
Client: Berne Economic Development Agency
Weblink: Berne Economic Development Agency


AGORA Project InnoFutures (SNFS)

Co-applicant with Prof. Heike Mayer, Prof. Olivier Crovoisier and Dr. Hugues Jeannerat

Year: 2014
Client: Swiss National Science Foundation
Partner: University of Neuchatel


Analysis of quality of life from the perspective of entrepreneurial individuals in the Basel region

Year: 2013
Client: Canton Basel-Stadt


Cluster development as a function of specific regional externalities in the border region of Basel

Year: 2013
Client: metrobasel
Weblink: Presentation report (German)


Quality of Life for Talents

The sub-project “Quality of Life” aims at gaining insights for regional policies and strategies based on quantitative and qualitative findings on the wishes and needs on ‘quality of life’ of talents that will be discussed and analyzed by all partner regions. Based on the gained insights, new policies to retain highly-qualified workers will be suggested, experiences and best practices will be exchanged as well as potential regional marketing strategies for each participating region.

Year: 2013
Client: Interreg IV C
Partner: Regio Basiliensis (www.regbas.ch); Jessica Knall (www.jessica-knall.de)
Weblink: Project Website


Dimensions of social tolerance

Attractions of talents and influence on sustainable regional development.

Year: 2011
Speaker: Haisch, T.
Event: Interreg IV-C Programme „Brain flow“
Place: Navarra, SP
Weblink: Conference Website


Success for Convergence Regions Economies

It is commonly accepted that convergence regions within the EU do not only suffer from far below average GDP per capita, but are also forced to grow faster than other regions and to ensure that this growth is consistent. In order to tackle this reality, many EU-funded projects aim at stimulating these regions’ development and helping to strengthen the regional capacity in the fields of physical and human capital, innovation, knowledge-based society, adaptability to change, the environment and administrative effectiveness.

Against this backdrop, this project focuses on the specific challenges of development of convergence regions within the EU. Despite the fact that these regions have been awarded with extensive funds, not all have taken advantage to the same extent and therefore are still unable to improve their socio-economic performance and competitiveness. Therefore this project seeks to understand why some convergence regions are unable to improve economic performance and competitiveness. It will do so by systematically comparing relevant factors for economic growth and by analysing successful cohesion projects over the last 15 years in convergence regions with both high and low growth rates.

Year: 2010
Partner: University of Naples “Federico II”
Weblink: Project Website


Programme «E-Economy»

Der Bericht verfolgt das Ziel, die Potenziale der IKT zur Steigerung des Wachstums, der Produktivität, der Innovativität sowie der nachhaltigen Entwicklung der Schweiz als «Internet Economy» oder «Digital Switzerland» aufzuzeigen. Der Bericht soll vor allem darlegen, wie die Schweiz im internationalen Vergleich im Ausschöpfen der Potenziale der Informations- und Telekommunikationstechnologie (IKT) dasteht, und es soll exemplarisch dargelegt werden, was in der Schweiz unternommen werden könnte, um die Potenziale der IKT noch besser auszuschöpfen.

Schlussbericht Situation und Potentiale Sicht ICT (PDF).
Factsheets E-Skills, Smart Work, Social NetworksCloud Computing und Bioinformatik.
(Als Beraterin bei Dr. Pascal Sieber&Partner)

Year: 2010
Client: Staatssekretariat für Wirtschaft SECO


From Subsidiarity to Success: The Impact of Decentralisation on Economic Growth

The aim of the study is to seek links between the degree of autonomy of a region, or the degree of decentralisation within a country, and economic development.
(during my time as Economist & Project Leader at BAK Basel Economics)

Year: 2009
Client: Assembly of European Regions AER
Weblink: AER Publications