The number one address for economics teaching

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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More than 1,600 upper secondary school
teachers actively use Iconomix resources
to teach economics and humanities.

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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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Units: news and updates

Economic trends winter 2022/2023

The latest edition of the forecast of economic trends, based on the ‘Konjunkturtendenzen’/‘Tendances conjoncturelles’ publication, is available.


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Will inflation remain high?

What are the main causes for the current high inflation? And how long will it remain so high? An article in the IMF-magazine Finance & Developement sums up the current situation and looks ahead.

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Seven things you need to know about Iconomix

Economic and financial literacy is a fundamental life skill for finding one's way in today's complex world. Iconomix makes a valuable contribution to this by providing mostly experience-oriented teaching and learning materials. The following provides answers to two pertinent questions: Why and how?

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The news section of Iconomix

Iconomix is now launching the news section in English. Here we will inform you about the latest news at Iconomix and about offers from our partners.

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Monetary policy unit: Knowledge sheet replaces MOPOS

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures: In the aftermath of the 2007/2008 financial crisis, monetary policy changed substantially – not just in Switzerland but worldwide. How can the functioning of today’s monetary policy be described in a way that captures these changes? A new Iconomix knowledge sheet provides an answer.

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Dopesick: When Innovation Goes Wrong

The U.S. has already suffered more than one million deaths in the context of Covid-19. However, this is not the only health crisis America is fighting. Since the late 1990s, more than half a million people have died from an opioid overdose. 

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Swiss National Bank investing in education

To mark the 10th anniversary of Iconomix in 2017, the Swiss magazine “Die Volkswirtschaft” (English: The Economy) published an article on the SNB's educational offering. We translated this article into English.

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The Swiss National Bank goes to school – with Iconomix

The SNB was taking the ten-year anniversary of Iconomix as an opportunity to present its education portal to a wider public. The article appeared in the SNB Quarterly Bulletin 2/2018.

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The Climate Game

Shut down coal-fired power plants, introduce sustainable aviation fuels, or increase CO2 levies? In the Financial Times Climate Game, you take on the role of a global minister for future generations and make decisions to curb the rise in global temperatures.

Can you achieve net zero by 2050?


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