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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.

Designed for use in conjunction with existing economics teaching resources, iconomix offers specialised teaching material that is reviewed and updated on a regular basis.

The contents are offered free of charge. The sample answers to the teaching units, however, may only be accessed by registered teachers. Iconomix is available in full in German, French and Italian, and partially in English.

All Learning Units (7)

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Common pool resources


Market and price formation



Excel simulation

Public goods

Market failure

Monetary policy

MOPOS simulation

ETH Lausanne


Concerning the energy transition

Top earners

Salaries at management level


Are you looking for relevant sources on economics-related matters? The hub provides a choice selection of the most useful sources from beyond the world of iconomix, organised into news, multimedia and background information.

The links have been selected by the iconomix team and are regularly updated.

The hub is currently only available in German, French and Italian, however many of the links will take you to content in other languages.


Help page

On our newly designed help page you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions of our users. Didn't you find what you were looking for? Use our online support!

Help page

History of Social Security

The Federal Social Insurance Office celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013. On this occasion, it set up the «History of Social Security» platform. Find out more!

History of Social Security

Global Money Week 2019

As part of the «Global Money Week», millions of children and young people all over the world engage in money-related topics. This year's edition will take place between the 25th and the 31st of March 2019.

Global Money Week

Revised: Common pool resources

A new check sheet for teachers of the «fish pond» group game is now online.

Revised: Common pool resources

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