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AP® Macroeconomics

Sally Meek and Clark Ross

Learn key concepts and AP® Macroeconomics material from top AP instructors, including many of the same high school teachers and college faculty who helped design the AP curriculum in partnership with the College Board.

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Learn key concepts and AP® Macroeconomics material from top AP instructors, including many of the same high school teachers and college faculty who helped design the AP curriculum in partnership with the College Board.

Each module will cover a major concept in the AP® Macroeconomics course, based on Advanced Placement® standards.

All topics are broken into bite-sized pieces—with short instructional videos, interactive graphs, and practice problems.

Throughout the 18 core modules, you will also find more than 30 short videos. Each one is placed at a critical juncture – ensuring you don’t miss important ideas, definitions and concepts.

Topics include:

  1. Basic Macroeconomics Concepts
  2. Supply & Demand
  3. Measures of Economic Performance
  4. Nominal & Real Values
  5. Classical & Keynesian Models
  6. Aggregate Demand
  7. Aggregate Supply
  8. Short-Run Macroeconomic Equilibrium
  9. Moving to Long-Run Equilibrium
  10. Economic Growth
  11. Fiscal Policy
  12. Money & the Money Market
  13. Money Creation
  14. Monetary Policy
  15. Loanable Funds
  16. Phillips Curve
  17. Comparative Advantage & Trade
  18. Foreign Exchange Markets

This course is specifically designed for blended learning in AP classrooms, but can also be used by AP students independently as supplementary help and exam review.

* Advanced Placement® and AP® are trademarks registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, these offerings.

What you'll learn

  • Mastery of the AP® Macroeconomics curriculum
  • Build confidence in the material as you learn key concepts from experienced AP® Macroeconomics teachers
  • Build graphical intuition through interactive graphing
  • Practice for your exam with graded exam-style questions (with explanations)

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Learning objectives

  • Mastery of the ap® macroeconomics curriculum
  • Build confidence in the material as you learn key concepts from experienced ap® macroeconomics teachers
  • Build graphical intuition through interactive graphing
  • Practice for your exam with graded exam-style questions (with explanations)

Syllabus

Introduction & Basic Concepts:
Dr. Clark Ross, Economics Professor, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Sally Meek, AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, Plano West Senior High, Plano, TX
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Supply & Demand: Sally Meek, AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, Plano West Senior High, Plano, TX
Measures of Economic Performance: Dr. Clark Ross, Economics Professor, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Nominal & Real Values: Stephanie Vanderford, AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC
Classical & Keynesian Models:
Dr. Shyam Gouri Suresh, Economics Professor, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Aggregate Demand: Dick Rankin, AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, ʻIolani School, Honolulu, HI
Aggregate Supply: Gabriel Sanchez, AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, Bonita High School, La Verne, CA
Short-Run Macroeconomic Equilibrium: Dr. Robert Graham, Economics Professor, Hanover College, Hanover, IN
Moving to Long-Run Equilibrium: Brian Held, AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, Loyola High School of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Economic Growth: Dee Mecham, AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, The Bishop's School, San Diego, CA
Fiscal Policy: Skeeter Makepeace, AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, The McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN
Money & the Money Market: Jon Nash, Economics Professor, Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL
Money Creation: Mary Kohelis, AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, Weirton Madonna High School, Weirton, WV
Monetary Policy: Michael Brody, AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, Menlo School, Atherton, CA
Loanable Funds: Dr. Elia Kacapyr, Economics Professor, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
Phillips Curve: Sally Meek, AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, Plano West Senior High, Plano, TX
Comparative Advantage & Trade: Dr. Dennis Appleyard, Economics Professor, Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Foreign Exchange Markets:
Dr. Art Raymond, Economics Professor, Muhlenburg College, Allentown, PA
Stephanie Vanderford , AP® Macroeconomics Instructor, Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC

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Taught by AP® Macroeconomics teachers, including some who helped design the AP curriculum
Provides bite-sized learning modules with short videos, interactive graphs, and practice problems
Covers a comprehensive range of topics in AP® Macroeconomics, aligned with Advanced Placement® standards
Emphasizes graphical intuition through interactive graphing
Offers practice for the AP® exam with graded exam-style questions and explanations
Designed for blended learning in AP classrooms but can also be used independently for supplemental learning and exam review

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Learners who complete AP® Macroeconomics will develop knowledge and skills that may be useful to these careers:
Quantitative Analyst
Quantitative Analysts use mathematical and statistical models to analyze financial data. If you wish to become a Quantitative Analyst, you will learn about economic growth, inflation, and interest rates in this course, all of which are vital to success in the field.
Risk Manager
Risk Managers identify and assess risks for businesses and financial institutions. As a Risk Manager, you will need to have a strong understanding of macroeconomics. This course offers vital information about economic growth, inflation, and interest rates, which are all important factors in risk management.
Economist
Economists study economic principles to help businesses and governments make informed decisions. If you wish to become an Economist, the material taught in this course will serve as a helpful foundation. The topics covered in this course, including economic growth, fiscal policy, and monetary policy, will be vital to your success in the field.
Policy Analyst
Policy Analysts research and analyze public policies to help governments make informed decisions. A strong understanding of macroeconomics is essential for a successful career as a Policy Analyst. The material taught in this course will provide you with the tools you need to analyze economic policies and make recommendations to government officials.
Financial Analyst
Financial Analysts generally assess the performance of stocks and other investments. They will make recommendations to help their clients make sound investment decisions. As a Financial Analyst, you would greatly benefit from the macroeconomics concepts taught in this course. The knowledge gained from this course may help guide you when making important financial recommendations, providing you with an edge in the industry.
Actuary
Actuaries use mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk and uncertainty for insurance companies and other financial institutions. Given that a deep understanding of economics is foundational to actuarial science, the material covered in this course will be invaluable in this field. You will learn about economic growth, inflation, and interest rates, all of which are very important to an Actuary's work.
Market Research Analyst
Market Research Analysts research market conditions to help businesses make informed decisions. As a Market Research Analyst, you will likely need to have a strong understanding of macroeconomics, which this course teaches thoroughly. The concepts of supply and demand, economic performance, and international trade will all be especially beneficial in this career.
Investment Banker
Investment Bankers help businesses raise money by issuing and selling securities. Given that macroeconomics heavily influences financial markets, the material covered in this course would be invaluable as an Investment Banker. You will learn about economic growth, fiscal policy, and monetary policy, all of which influence the decisions made by Investment Bankers daily.
Financial Planner
Financial Planners develop and implement financial plans to help clients meet their financial goals. Having a strong understanding of macroeconomics can be very beneficial to someone working as a Financial Planner. This course will provide you with the tools and knowledge to help your clients make sound financial decisions based on the current economic climate.
Budget Analyst
Budget Analysts help businesses and governments prepare and manage their budgets. This course can help build a foundation for a successful career as a Budget Analyst. You will learn about fiscal policy, monetary policy, and economic growth, all of which are imperative to creating and managing budgets.
Commercial Banker
Commercial Bankers help businesses obtain loans and other financial services. If you are interested in a career as a Commercial Banker, this course can be a stepping stone. You will gain valuable knowledge about the economy, banking, and financial markets, which will give you an edge in this competitive field.
Data Scientist
Data Scientists use data to solve business problems. While a background in macroeconomics is not always required for Data Scientists, it can be very helpful. This course will help build a foundation in economic principles which can be applied to data science projects.
Management Consultant
Management Consultants help businesses improve their performance. While a background in macroeconomics is not always required for Management Consultants, it can be helpful. This course will help build a foundation in economic principles which can be applied to consulting projects.
Business Analyst
Business Analysts help businesses analyze their operations and make improvements. While a background in macroeconomics is not always required for Business Analysts, it can be helpful. This course will help build a foundation in economic principles which can be applied to business analysis projects.
Financial Advisor
Financial Advisors help clients manage their finances. While a background in macroeconomics is not always required for Financial Advisors, it can be helpful. This course will help build a foundation in economic principles which can be applied to financial advising.

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