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Economics in the classroom

iconomix is an educational programme developed by the Swiss National Bank (SNB). It offers teaching material for economics that can be downloaded or ordered for free.

The programme is primarily aimed at teachers of economics and humanities in Swiss upper secondary schools.

Designed for use in conjunction with existing teaching tools, iconomix offers specialised teaching material that is reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

Recommended teaching modules (4)


Monetary policy



Common pool resources



Top earners

«Salaries at management level»


Public goods and market failure




Weekly suggestions and food for thought

The internet has gems to offer – and new ones are added by the day. The iconomix blog helps you keep abreast. Each week, we compile material for you from a great variety of sources and present it in this blog.

Besides such ‘gems’, our blog also features contributions that take an in-depth look at specific economic topics and provide relevant background and contextual information.

The blog is currently only available in German and French.


Are you looking for relevant sources on economics-related matters? The hub provides a choice selection of the most useful sources from beyond the world of iconomix, organised into news, multimedia and background information.

The links have been selected by the iconomix team and are regularly updated.

The hub is currently only available in German, French and Italian, however many of the links will take you to content in other languages.

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The new iconomix website

The new iconomix website is online. Explore a variety of new functions. We are looking forward to receiving your feedback!

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2017 iconomix symposium

The 2017 iconomix symposium will take place on 2. September 2017 in Berne. This year’s main topic is demography. You can find further information and the registration form (available in German only) here:

iconomix-Fachtagung 2017

Interactive E-learning tool for gender equality
19.07.2017, a Project of the university of Lucerne, provides online workshops to learn more about gender equality. (english)

Revised: Monetary policy

A revised version of the simulation tool Mopos is now online.

Monetary policy

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