Last updated on: 7/22/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

AP Macroeconomics and Microeconomics

 

Overview

 

The ProCon.org resources listed below can be used to supplement the instruction of AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics. They are geared to match College Board learning outcomes and test preparation, while also advancing critical thinking with real-world information about important policy issues. Economic teachers who are not preparing for the AP test may also find the resources useful.

“AP Macroeconomics is an introductory college-level course that focuses on the principles that apply to an economic system as a whole. The course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price-level determination; it also develops students’ familiarity with economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth, and international economics. Students learn to use graphs, charts, and data to analyze, describe, and explain economic concepts.”

College Board, “AP Macroeconomics,” collegeboard.org (accessed July 21, 2016)

“AP Microeconomics is an introductory college-level course that focuses on the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual economic decision-makers. The course also develops students’ familiarity with the operation of product and factor markets, distributions of income, market failure, and the role of the government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy. Students learn to use graphs, charts, and data to analyze, describe, and explain economic concepts.”

College Board, “AP Microeconomics,” collegeboard.org (accessed July 21, 2016)

 

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