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Economic trends spring 2020

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What is the impact of coronavirus on the economy? The current report on economic trends in German and French provides answers.

Economic trends spring 2020 in German

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, 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

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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

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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

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»

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

SNB Quarterly Bulletin Study

Iconomix introduces itself in the current edition of the SNB Quarterly Bulletin Studies and provides information on how teachers and students experience iconomix in everyday school life.

SNB Quarterly Bulletin Study