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.
UNITS / AP EXAM WEIGHTING
UNIT 1: BASIC ECONOMIC CONCEPTS 5–10%
UNIT 2: ECONOMIC INDICATORS AND THE BUSINESS CYCLE 12–17%
UNIT 3: NATIONAL INCOME AND PRICE DETERMINATION 17–27%
UNIT 4: FINANCIAL SECTOR 18–23%
Unit 5: Long-Run Consequences of Stabilization Policies 20–30%
Unit 6: Open Economy—International Trade and Finance 10–13%