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Iconomix, the Swiss National Bank’s educational programme, provides up-to-date teaching units for teachers of economics. By offering this service, we promote economic literacy and equal opportunities.

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Around 1,700 upper secondary school
teachers actively use Iconomix resources
to teach economics and social studies.

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Iconomix develops didactically enhanced teaching units tailored to the Swiss education system.


Iconomix topics and educational examples are true to life and continuously adapted to current developments.


Iconomix enables activity-oriented teaching that harnesses the potential of playful, multimedial learning.


Iconomix contributes to the digital transformation of schools at the level of both preparing and teaching.


All Iconomix teaching units are based on sound economic and educational principles, and have been tested in the classroom as well as reviewed by external experts.


Iconomix is the most frequently used supplementary programme for teaching economics at Swiss baccalaureate and vocational schools.

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From the Iconomix editorial team

We bring you Iconomix news and recommend articles and offerings from our partners as well as from leading experts in the fields of economics and education.

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Unveiling the Legacy of Hetty Green

Henrietta “Hetty” Green, famously known as the “Witch of Wall Street,” left an enduring mark on financial history. Upon her passing in July 1916, she was celebrated as the world's wealthiest woman, gathering a fortune equivalent to billions in today's terms.

An article from the financial education website bluetree provides insights into Hetty Green's extraordinary life and financial wisdom. We present a summary.

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Financial literacy in Switzerland

Although financial literacy in Switzerland is higher compared to other countries, it also faces challenges. While many institutions and firms offer financial literacy programs, the lack of a national strategy to coordinate these programs currently stands in the way of further improvements in financial literacy in Switzerland.


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How did public debt rise so high?

Over the past decades, public debt has increased worldwide. Ricardo Reis, professor of economics at the London School of Economics, explains the reasons for this development and gives a prediction for the future course in a video. In this article we summarise the most important insights.

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Economic trends summer 2023

The latest edition of the Economic trends publication, which is based on the SECO publication ‘Konjunkturtendenzen’/‘Tendances conjoncturelles’, is now available. The topics are the current economic situation and the outlook for Switzerland in 2023 and 2024.

For 2023, the Federal Government’s Expert Group forecasts below-average growth of 1.1% (adjusted for sporting events). The economic risks remain high.

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The gender pay gap

On IMF's “Women in Economics” podcast series, renowned Harvard economist and pioneer in the field of gender economics, Claudia Goldin, recently discussed key findings from her longstanding research on the gender pay gap.

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The return of inflation

After 25 years of low inflation, it has surprisingly risen sharply in the last 2 years. How did this happen? How should we assess the measures taken by the central banks? Ernst Baltensberger, Professor Emeritus of Macroeconomics at the University of Bern, answers these and other questions in an article.

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How behavioral biases affect financial literacy

Financial literacy can be effectively improved through financial education. A new study shows that basic financial education is even more effective if common behavioral biases related to financial literacy are addressed.

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Digitization in the Swiss labor market

The debate about whether robots will one day replace human workers has become even more intense since the launch of new AI software such as ChatGPT. But how has digitization actually affected the labor market so far? Where have jobs disappeared and where have new ones been created?

A new study provides answers.

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How Iconomix evaluates its units

In order to provide evidence of quality and to improve its educational offer over time, Iconomix uses formative evaluation. This evaluation method is derived from its mission, purpose and target group.

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A selection of our partners

Education always involves teamwork. Accordingly, Iconomix would like to thank the partners who help us create a modern teaching programme for economics and social studies at upper secondary level.