BAK Economics AG (BAK) is an independent Swiss economic research institute which produces comprehensive economic studies and makes their results usable for politics, business and society.
BAK's analyses focus on macroeconomic, regional and industry-specific issues on an empirical and quantitative basis. These include macroeconomic forecasts and scenarios, regional analyses and industry studies, impact analyses (Economic Footprint) and studies in the field of public finances. BAK also measures regional location quality and competitiveness (BAK Regional Economic Database) and prepares well-founded strategic bases for action on the basis of international benchmarking analyses.
BAK supports and advises clients in client-oriented communication and thus enables the communication of the elaborated results in the most effective way - be it through pointed presentations, specially created websites or conferences.
BAK was founded in 1980 as the "Basler Arbeitsgruppe für Konjunkturforschung (BAK)", a spin-off of the University of Basel. Since 1987, the economic research institute has had the legal form of a stock company under Swiss law and is economically, politically and scientifically independent.
The executive board consists of long-time employees Marc Bros de Puechredon (Executive Board, Chairman), Martin Eichler (Executive Board, Chief Economist) and Michael Grass (Member of the Executive Board). Domenico Scala (Chairman), Dr. Peter Burckhardt as well as Marc Bros de Puechredon and Martin Eichler form the administrative board.
A scientific advisory board accompanies BAK with regard to methodology and model development and promotes cooperation with universities and research partners. BAK cooperates with Swiss research institutions (WWZ of the University of Basel, ETH Zurich, ETH Lausanne) as well as with international partners (Council of Europe, Oxford Economics, ZEW Mannheim).
The mixture of knowledge company and economic research institute makes BAK a unique company that has established and asserted itself on the market through its qualitative work and great experience.