We are happy to announce our latest addition to the iconomix-team. Leonardo Regazzoni joins us as intern and will assist the permanent staff in their daily tasks.
Leonardo holds a BA in Economics from the University of St. Gallen and a Master's in International Economic Policy from Sciences Po Paris. He has also studied classical piano for fourteen years, and is an avid fan of cinema.iconomix Team
Economic trends summer 2020
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 Coronavirus leaves incisive traces. The global economy has experienced one of the fastest and deepest slumps ever recorded. In Switzerland, short-time working cushions unemployment, but GDP is forecast to decline by 6,2 percent.Economic trends summer 2020
Coronavirus: the epidemiological curve
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
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
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
Start a business
Entrepreneurship is a key to innovation and job creation. The new German-language module «Start a business» focuses on developing a business idea. The module is based on a flipped classroom approach. A multimedia app is used to prepare and rework the lessons.Module: «Start a business»
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