AP Econ?

<p>OK guys so at my school I signed up for AP Econ. but I see that everyone is talking about macro/micro economics. Do we like get to choose which test we take like in the bio subject test? Or will our teacher choose? The course is just called AP economics though.</p>

<p>Thanks!</p>

<p>You will have to ask your teacher which AP Econ your class is for. The class I took was only for Microeconomics, but we could self-study Macroeconomics on our own if we wanted to.</p>

<p>It depends. Is the class a semester class or a year?
Mine was a year so the first semester was micro and the second was macro.
I know most schools near where I live only teach macro.</p>

<p>oh that is interesting. Mine is a year.</p>

<p>If you have a year then it is most likely Micro one semester and Macro the next semester.</p>

<p>what is easier macro or micro, iyo?</p>

<p>I think Micro is easier</p>

<p>I thought I would be better prepared for Macro, but Micro was actually much easier. I also took Micro closer to the actual exam date though.</p>

<p>what are the main dif. between the two?</p>

<p>micro is based on individual situations and firms that affect the whole economy
macro is based on whole countries and governments that affect the individuals</p>

<p>ahh thank you.</p>

<p>My school structured it the same way last year. Micro first semester and Macro second semester. As ksonty93 noted, micro is the individual firm and markets, and macro is the aggregate economy and international trade.</p>

<p>If you wanted a differentiation between the material, it would be that micro more heavily based on knowing the graphs and certain facts about certain actions (e.g. this is the dead weight loss, this is the consumer/producer surplus, etc.).</p>

<p>Of course you must be very familiar with the macro graphs as well, but macro seems to be more heavily based on understanding the step-by-step changes in the graphs due to certain situations (e.g. the country wants to simaltaneously stimulate investment and real GDP, so the Fed buys bonds, increasing the money supply, decreasing interest rates, increasing investment, and increasing aggregate demand).</p>

<p>Both AP Econs were my favorite classes besides chemistry (I'm a mainly a science/math nerd too). Have fun!</p>

<p>^
Oh and people telling you that one econ is harder/easier than the other shouldn't be. It's based on individual tastes/strengths. Most of my class found macro easier, whereas a couple of people and I found micro easier. Interests man, interests...</p>