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03.10.2023

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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07.06.2022

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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23.02.2023

Cooperation with MobLab

Iconomix is now cooperating with MobLab, an educational platform with games and experiments for teaching economic concepts. Teachers who are registered with Iconomix can use 17 games and experiments for free.

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08.05.2024

Daniel Kahneman: The founder of behavioural economics

Daniel Kahneman, an important psychologist of the 20th century, combined psychology and economics. His findings challenged traditional economic theory and led to the emergence of behavioural economics.

An NZZ article in German looks back on Kahneman's work. We provide a brief summary here.

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25.04.2024

Financial Education in Germany: Interview with Carmela Aprea

Last year, Germany launched a nationwide strategy to improve the financial literacy of the population.

We wanted to find out more from financial education expert Carmela Aprea about the aims and approach of Germany's financial education strategy and asked her why there is no comparable initiative in Switzerland to date.

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Units
15.02.2024

Old-age pension provision

Few topics cause as much unease among young adults in Switzerland as pension provision and security in old age.

The new Iconomix-unit «Old-age pension provision» teaches the basics of OASI, occupational pensions and the challenges of the Swiss pension system.

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17.01.2024

Economic trends, winter 2023/2024

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 2024 and 2025. 

The Federal Government’s Expert Group expects real GDP growth (adjusted for major sporting events) of 1.1% for 2024 and 1.7% for 2025. The economic risks remain high.

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28.11.2023

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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03.10.2023

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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12.09.2023

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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28.06.2023

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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22.06.2023

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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