AP Macroeconomics: Curricular Requirements

  • The teacher has read the most recent AP Economics Course Description.
  • The course provides instruction in each of the following seven topics outlined in the Course Description*:
    • Basic economic concepts
    • Measurement of economic performance
    • National income and price determination
    • Financial sector
    • Inflation, unemployment, and stabilization policies
    • Economic growth and productivity
    • Open economy: international trade and finance
  • The course promotes the understanding of aggregate economic activity; the utilization of resources within and across countries; and the critical evaluation of determinants of economic progress and economic decisions made by policymakers.
  • The course teaches how to generate, interpret, label, and analyze graphs, charts, and data to describe and explain economic concepts.

Resource Requirements

The school ensures that each student has a college-level macroeconomics textbook (supplemented when necessary to meet curricular requirements) for individual use inside and outside of the classroom.
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