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AP Macroeconomics

AP Macroeconomics

High School

Social Studies

Course Description:

AP Macroeconomics is a college-level course that introduces students to 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.

Semester 1

Unit 1: Basic Economic Concepts
Unit 2: Economic Indicators and the Business Cycle
Unit 3: National Income and Price Determination

Semester 2

Note: if the following section is blank the course is 1 semester long

Unit 4: Financial Sector
Unit 5: Long-Run Consequences of Stabilization Policies
Unit 6: Open Economy—International Trade and Finance

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