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Old 03.09.2019, 11:38
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Re: How does Schaffhausen has such a high GDP per capita?

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Another axis added to the question: With such a (relatively) high GDP per capita, why is SH on the receiving end of the fiscal equalisation? :-/
GDP is as you say per capita.

Cantonal costs for maintaining infrastructure is not just based on the population size but also the population density as well as geograpghy. Cities have much lower costs per capita than rural regions. Building roads, train tracks and especially tunnels into mountains is expensive, which is why the mountain cantons usually come out on top.
SH has a high GDP per capita but a relatively low population density which means its costs should be right around average. Which is exactly where it lands in the list.
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Re: How does Schaffhausen has such a high GDP per capita?

Why is Basel-Stadt so high? Is that due to all the englishforum members who now live in France
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Re: How does Schaffhausen has such a high GDP per capita?

Nice list of multinational business on that page. Intellectual Property ownership transferred to Schaffhausen based companies, and then charging for worldwide use. That will give a small canton a boost
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Old 04.09.2019, 08:01
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Re: How does Schaffhausen has such a high GDP per capita?

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Lower population generally less of a stretch on resources I guess and easier to manage less than 100'000 people as opposed to triple, quadruple etc.
Lower population means lower resources in the first place. Oh and ever heard of economies of scale?

Again - if population was such a factor then why isn't Uri with an even lower population even higher than Schaffhausen?
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Old 04.09.2019, 09:02
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Re: How does Schaffhausen has such a high GDP per capita?

To me the answer is pretty simple. Schaffhausen has a high GDP per capita for the same reasons as Basel Stadt and Zug: it's area is mostly limited to a single city. Other cantons have more rural areas and smaller towns where there isn't much going on. If you would just count the GDP per capita of the city of Frauenfeld (instead of Thurgau) or city of St. Gallen (instead of whole canton), you would get a similar effect.
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Re: How does Schaffhausen has such a high GDP per capita?

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Again - if population was such a factor then why isn't Uri with an even lower population even higher than Schaffhausen?
Just a small factor in the whole picture then I guess.
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Why is Basel-Stadt so high? Is that due to all the englishforum members who now live in France?
Why are they doing this? Is there a tax/other advantage (economic or other) at all? Or just snatching EU residence before Brexit?
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Old 04.09.2019, 10:46
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Re: How does Schaffhausen has such a high GDP per capita?

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Schaffhausen doesn't have as large a number of cross-border workers as Ticino and Geneva. Even Zurich, not generally considered a border canton may well have more than SH, simply because ZH is larger and has more jobs to offer, whereas Schaffhausen is small.
what's the value of cross-border workers per capita for each of the above? that is what would be relevant in determining impact on GDP/capita, not the absolute number.
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Re: How does Schaffhausen has such a high GDP per capita?

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GDP is as you say per capita.

[...] costs for maintaining infrastructure is not just based on the population size but also the population density as well as geograpghy. [...]
Another reason for the great infrastructures of countries like Switzerland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and in a parallel reality, Ireland: tax avoidance !
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Re: How does Schaffhausen has such a high GDP per capita?

According to Statistique Suisse , Schaffhausen has 4'800 frontaliers.

By contrast, Geneva has 84'000; Ticino 64'000; Basle-Stadt 35'000; Vaud 31'000...

Anyway, according also to Statistique Suisse, Schaffhousen has 45'000 jobs, so approximately 10% of its workforce resides outside of the canton. For Geneva it is 23%; Basle-Stadt is 18%; Ticino is 28%; Jura 18%; Vaud 7%; Neuchâtel 12%; Zurich 1%...

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Not that many and not really that much, if you compare to Geneva (Rolex, Patek, Vacheron) or Vaud (AP, Bregeut, JLC).......
These are the largest brands by sales


These brands are produced (by) - in:
Rolex - Geneva, Plan-les-Ouates (Geneva), Le Locle (Neuchâtel), Bienne (Berne)
Omega (Swatch) - Bienne
Cartier (Richemont) - Meyrin (Geneva), Haute-Sorne (Jura)
Longines (Swatch) - Saint-Imier (Bernese Jura)
Patek Philippe - Plan-les-Ouates
Tissot (Swatch) - Le Locle
Audemars Piguet - Meyrin, Le Locle, Brassus (Vaud)
TAG Heuer (LVMH) - Chevenez (Jura), La Chaux-de-Fonds (Neuchâtel)
IWC (Richemont) - Schaffhausen
Jaeger-LeCoultre (Richemont), le Sentier (Vaud)
Hublot (LVMH) - Nyon (Vaud)
Chopard - Meyrin, Fleurier (Neuchâtel)
Swatch
Vacheron Constantin (Richemont), Plan-les-Ouates

Rolex, Patek Philippe, Chopard, and Richemont are headquartered in Geneva, Swatch in Bienne. LVMH is a French company.
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Re: How does Schaffhausen has such a high GDP per capita?

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Ticino is 28%
This is ridiculous, it is no wonder the unemployment rate is so high there.
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Re: How does Schaffhausen has such a high GDP per capita?

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This is ridiculous, it is no wonder the unemployment rate is so high there.
The unemployment rate in Ticino is quite low: 2.4% in June. The cantons that suffer the most are the ones bordering France: 3.8% in Geneva, 3.1% in Neuchâtel and in Jura. In any case considering the state of the French (7.4% unemployment rate in Rhône-Alpes) and Italian (6% in Lombardia) neighbouring regions, compared to the average 2% rate in neighbouring German regions of B-W and Bavaria, that the rate is that low in Ticino and Geneva is a much more remarkable feat than the, for example, 1.6% of demographically stagnant Berne.

It is worth noting that the Swiss and EU definitions of unemployment rate are slightly different. By EU definitions the unemployment rate of Geneva and Ticino are around 5%, much closer to their neighbouring regions, which makes sense considering that those citizens can work in Switzerland without restrictions.
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