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Monetary policy

Monetary policy

‘MOPOS’

This unit deals with how central banks conduct monetary policy via the key interest rate (interest rate control).

  • The MOPOS simulation tool can be played in pairs or in groups.
  • The students are set a number of different tasks.
  • Prior knowledge of the economic cycle is required.
  • A computer with internet access is required for each group, as well as a projector.

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Other languages
German, French, Italian
Prior knowledge of teacher
Training recommended
Lesson duration
2–4 lessons
Updated
06.04.2017

Keywords
Central bank, economic policy goals, economy, inflation, interest rate, monetary policy, price stability

Credits

Concept
iconomix

Consultant
Yvan Lengwiler, University of Basel

Educational consulting
Andreas Hieber, LerNetz AG, Berne

Programming of web application
Ergon Informatik AG, Zurich

Design of printed material
clearbrand gmbh, Zurich

Translation & proofreading
SNB Language Services

Commentary for teachers (PDF, 244 KB)
Unit information

Documents

‘Introduction to Mopos’ presentation
‘Introduction to Mopos’ presentation
Worksheet for ‘soft landing’ scenario
Worksheet for ‘soft landing’ scenario
Worksheet for ‘calm waters’ scenario
Worksheet for ‘calm waters’ scenario
Worksheet for ‘threat of deflation’ scenario
Worksheet for ‘threat of deflation’ scenario
Worksheet for ‘stagflation’ scenario
Worksheet for ‘stagflation’ scenario
Teacher evaluation
Teacher evaluation
Knowledge sheet
Knowledge sheet
Knowledge test
Knowledge test
Advanced question
Advanced question

MOPOS

To start the simulation, click on this button or for students on edu.iconomix.ch.

Start MOPOS

Additional information

The world of the National Bank - our.snb.ch/

The world of the National Bank, an SNB publication, provides information on the SNB’s monetary policy in an easily understandable way.

The National Bank - www.snb.ch/

The National Bank, an SNB publication, outlines the most important aspects of monetary policy, the impact of monetary policy on the economic situation and the practical implementation.

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