Switzerland boasts an outstanding infrastructure, with the products and services on offer in this country generally of excellent quality. Safeguarding these high levels of quality going forward requires a clear regulatory and competition policy. There is already room for improvement in this regard. State and quasi-state enterprises are prone to conflicts of interest and anti-competitive practices. The result is macroeconomic inefficiencies. Problems like this are accentuated by advances in technology making it necessary to repeatedly redefine the points of intersection between government and the private sector. Avenir Suisse shows how and where the boundary between the public and private sphere should be drawn. This includes formulating proposals for efficient public services and intelligent regulation to safeguard effective infrastructures, boost competition, and facilitate sustainable economic development.
Essentials on risks and side effects of government support measures