How to Run Capitalism Lab on Mac

In order to run Capitalism Lab, which is a native Windows application, on macOS, you will need to set up a virtual machine.

A virtual machine (VM) allows you to run another operating system on top of your existing one.

We recommend the following virtual machines for macOS:

1) UTM Virtual Machine (supports Intel-based Macs and Macs with Apple silicon)

UTM is open source and free. Please visit the UTM website at

2) VMware Fusion (supports Intel-based Macs and Macs with Apple silicon)

VMware Fusion is free for educational and personal uses. We have prepared a step-by-step guide for using it, which you can click here to download.

3) VirtualBox for Mac (supports Intel-based Macs)

You may download VirtualBox for free from its official web site at:

On the web site, select “macOS / Intel hosts” to download and run the installer. After the installation, you can find an Oracle VM VirtualBox icon in the “Applications” folder in the Finder.

For more detailed installation instructions, you may watch this video prepared by the staff of De La Salle University who use Capitalism Lab for teaching: