Research plays a vital role in the fulfilment of the SNB’s mandates. As a rule, the research on central bank-related topics is carried out in the relevant departments.
Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture Series
The SNB has established an annual Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture Seriesin memory of the internationally renowned Swiss economist Karl Brunner (1916–1989). The series will feature eminent monetary theory and policy thinkers whose research has been relevant to central banking.
SNB Working Papers, SNB Economic Studies and SNB Quarterly Bulletin Studies
The SNB publishes SNB Working Papers written by staff members. The series includes current research work and is intended as a contribution towards academic discussions and conferences. The SNB periodically publishes specialist research in the SNB Economic Studies series. SNB Quarterly Bulletin Studies, on the other hand, features short articles which are targeted at a broader, non-specialist audience.