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Monetary policy

Mopos simulation

Monetary policy

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Updated on 12.12.2019

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12.12.2019

Amendment regarding SNB policy rate

2–4 lessons
German, French, Italian
KV
BM
GYM
Action-oriented
In-depth study using teacher’s notes, video tutorials or training recommended.
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Overview

This unit deals with how central banks conduct monetary policy via the key interest rate (interest rate control).

  • The Mopos simulation tool can be played in pairs or in groups.
  • The students are set a number of different tasks.
  • Prior knowledge of the economic cycle is required.
  • A computer with internet access is required for each group, as well as a projector.

Note: This unit is currently being revised.

Didactics

Commentary for teachers

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Simulation

MOPOS

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MOPOS

To start the simulation, click on this button or for students on edu.iconomix.ch.

Introduction to Mopos

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Worksheet

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Worksheet for ‘calm waters’ scenario

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Worksheet for ‘threat of deflation’ scenario

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Worksheet for ‘soft landing’ scenario

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Worksheet for ‘stagflation’ scenario

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Advanced question

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Knowledge test

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Advanced question solutions

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Extras

Knowledge sheet

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Additional information

Links

Videos

Conventional monetary policy
Unconventional monetary policy
Money creation

Credits

Concept: Iconomix

Consultant: Yvan Lengwiler, University of Basel

Educational consulting: Andreas Hieber, LerNetz AG, Berne

Programming of web application: Ergon Informatik AG, Zurich

Design of printed material: clearbrand gmbh, Zurich

Translation & proofreading: SNB Language Services

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