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Economics in the classroom

Economics in the classroom

Iconomix is an educational programme developed by the Swiss National Bank (SNB). It is aimed at teachers of economics and humanities at Swiss upper secondary schools.

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Coronavirus: the epidemiological curve
26.03.2020

The number of new Covid-19 cases is increasing rapidly, peaking and then declining. This is called the epidemiological curve. The annual wave of influenza takes the same course and the same development can be observed for Covid-19 in China and South Korea. The most important goal of the containment policy therefore remains the flattening of this curve in order to prevent the otherwise inevitable collapse of the health system.

Richard Baldwin writes about the epidemiological curve from an economist's perspective on VoxEU.org, the policy portal of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Baldwin is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva and founder and editor-in-chief of VoxEU.org.

Read the full article on VoxEU.org

Common pool resources
24.03.2020

Complete revision of unit. There is now only one task set, consisting of some old and numerous new exercises.

Common pool resources

Economic trends winter 2019/2020
22.01.2020

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The latest edition of «Economic Trends» is available. It is based on the SECO publication of the same name. The topics covered are the current economic situation and the forecast for economic developments in Switzerland based on assumptions about the global economy. The key messages at the moment are that the economic slowdown is being confirmed in Switzerland, and that the outlook is cautiously optimistic thanks in part to exceptional effects stemming from international sporting events.

Economic trends winter 2019/2020

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Fishpond

Economic trends

Forecasts for the Swiss economy

KV
BM
GYM

Monetary policy

MOPOS simulation

Market and price formation

Pitgame

Demography

Excel simulation

Public goods

Market failure

Partner
ETH Lausanne

Energyscope

On the subject of energy transition

Top earners

Salaries at management level

Hub

The iconomix hub contains teaching material we have compiled on relevant and topical economy-related subjects beyond the usual world of iconomix – divided into news, multimedia, background and tools. A lot of this material is also suitable for distance learning.

The hub is currently available in German, French and Italian. However, many of the links will take you to content in English.