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Bowling Green, Kentucky
AP Macro Economics Summer Institute
Gary N. Petmecky, Parkview High School, Lilburn, Ga
gary_petmecky@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
Tentative Syllabus
Day 1
• Introductions/Experience/Expectations
• What is the AP test?
• Resources
• Course overview: The Acorn Book; The AP exams: What to assign; How much can
you expect to cover; Evaluation of textbooks, Discussion of College Board open
admission policies and course audit.
Basic concepts for both Micro and Macro:
• Scarcity, Efficiency, Production Possibilities, Circular Flow. Absolute and
Comparative Advantage, Specialization
• Supply and Demand: Price Ceilings/Floors, Elasticity
• An introduction to exchange rates.
AP Exam questions on Comparative Advantage, Supply and Demand
Day 2
Measurement of Economic Performance
• GDP, Unemployment, Inflation, Growth
AP Exam questions on GDP, Business Cycle, Unemployment, Inflation and
Growth
National Income and Price Determination (part 1)
• Aggregate Demand and Supply, Fiscal Policy, Long Run
AP Exam Questions on Aggregate Demand and Supply and Fiscal Policy
• Participant time to work on Syllabus
Day 3
National Income and Price Determination (part 2)
• Multiplier, Crowding out
AP Exam Questions on Fiscal Policy, the Multiplier and Crowding out
Financial Sector (part 1)
• The Role of the Fed, Monetary Policy, Multiple Bank Expansion
• Exchange Rates
AP Exam Questions on Monetary Policy, Multiple Bank Expansion and the
interaction of Exchange Rates
College Board, AP, Advanced Placement and the acorn logo are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.
Day 4
Financial Sector (part 2)
• Loanable Funds, Comparison between Money Market and Loanable Funds Market
AP Exam Questions on Loanable Funds Market
Economic Growth
• Production Possibilities, Long Run Aggregate Supply, Phillips Curve
Open Market: International Trade and Finance
• Balance of Trade, Current and Financial Account
AP Exam Questions Balance of Trade
Day 5
• Putting it all together
• Scoring the 2016 AP Free Response Exam
• Ideas and Experiences
• Final Evaluation and tying up loose ends
* The agenda is subject to change based on participant experience and needs.
College Board, AP, Advanced Placement and the acorn logo are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.
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