Rudolf Strahm

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Rudolf H. Strahm (2003)

Rudolf Hans Strahm (born August 3, 1943 in Lauperswil ) is a Swiss economist and politician ( SP ). From 1991 to 2004 he was a national councilor and from 2004 to 2008 he was a price monitor . Strahm has published numerous books on economic policy topics.


Rudolf H. Strahm was born in Emmental in 1943 as the oldest of five siblings. The father was a primary school teacher, the mother took care of the household. After compulsory schooling, Strahm did an apprenticeship as a chemical laboratory assistant . He then graduated from the Burgdorf Engineering School in 1966 as a qualified chemist . In this position he worked for five years in the Basel chemical industry . He then graduated from the University of Bern with a degree in economics .

His other activities to date have included:

Today Strahm lives in Herrenschwanden . He is single and has a son.


Strahm was a member of the National Council from 1991 to 2004 . In this function he was a member of the Commission for Economy and Taxes (President 1999–2001) and the Commission for Science, Education, Culture . Strahm was also a member of the board of the Social Democratic Group of the Federal Assembly , a member of the delegates' assembly of the SP and co-president of the economic and financial policy commission of the SP. From 1991 to 2004, Strahm was also President of the German-speaking Switzerland tenants' association.

From 2004 to October 2008, Strahm was the Swiss price watchdog .

Works (selection)

  • Overdevelopment - underdevelopment. Workbook with diagrams and comments on the economic mechanisms of poverty. Laetare, Stein 1975, ISBN 3-7839-0555-9 .
  • Why they are so poor. Workbook on the development of underdevelopment in the Third World with charts and comments. Peter Hammer Verlag, 1985, ISBN 3-87294-266-2 .
  • Business book Switzerland. Sauerländer, Aarau 1987, ISBN 3-7941-3501-6 .
  • Rudolf H. Strahm and Simonetta Sommaruga : For a modern Switzerland. A practical reform plan. Verlag Nagel & Kimche, 2005, ISBN 3-312-00356-3 .
  • Why we are so rich. Business book Switzerland. Hep, Bern 2008, ISBN 978-3-03905-454-1 .
  • Rudolf H. Strahm, Peter Hablützel (ed.): Criticism out of love for Switzerland. Columns and analyzes on politics and the economy. Zytglogge, Oberhofen 2012, ISBN 978-3-7296-0853-5 .
  • Rudolf Hans Strahm: The academization trap. With professional biographies by Rahel Eckert-Stauber. Bern 2014, ISBN 978-3-0355-0017-2 ; Tagrid Yousef review : Top-heavy training. @


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ( Page no longer available , search in web archives: Assembly of Delegates 2008 ), SVEB website, accessed on July 22, 2011.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /