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Mr. J. Daniel Rundberg: AP Macro, AP Micro, AP Euro

Welcome to AP Macro, AP Micro, and/or AP European History!
Please check out the list on the right to find what you are looking for.
Be sure to check if your class has a summer assignment!
-European History
Hope to see you all in the Fall!!
Current News and Real-World Materials for Econ Students
I post material that may be of interest to both Macro and Micro students in the 'Posts' tab. 
The articles and other sources deal with many of the concepts we see in class and they are useful practice with our material and with current economic happenings! I encourage students to read them and to independently listen/read to similar sources to learn and to practice with what we learn about in class!


Inflation, Monetary Policy, and Interest Rates around the World

How are countries around the world responding to inflation? Many central banks are raising interest rates to slow down inflation. Read all about it here and we'll talk about in Macro!

Calculate Your Own Inflation Rate

Curious how inflation affects you personally? This helpful graphic from the NYT can help you figure it out. We will be talking about inflation and purchasing power in Macro so check it out!

Economics of Wolves

Listened to an interesting broadcast on NPR and the show talked about the economics of having wolves in an area to control deer, limit deer-to-vehicle collisions, and create economic benefits to the community. It makes for a good study break listen while not totally leaving the realm of economics

What are International Sanctions?

Given the possibility of sanctions being used in the ongoing tensions with Russia and our coverage of trade, exchange, and banking; it seems appropriate that we understand what sanctions are and what they do as well as their use in the current geopolitical system. Here is a very direct explanation of sanctions from the Council on Foreign Relations. 

If the economy is growing, why don't I see it?

A look by the NYT about how despite the economic growth that is occurring, most Americans feel uncertain about the economic future. Does feature some conversation about inflation, real/nominal GDP, and consumer confidence.

Persistent Inflation and the Consumer Price Index

We talk about the Consumer Price Index in Macro. Representing a broad swath of goods the consumers purchase, an increase in it means that consumers are facing higher prices for goods and services. If that happens, people pay more for the same goods and the dollar doesn't go as far as it once did (inflation). 

"The Great Resignation" and the Ongoing Labor shortage

Here is a great article by the New York Times that covers a lot of ground from inflation and rising prices, to the labor shortage, to current labor economics. A very interesting and worthwhile read that covers several topics we discuss in Macroeconomics.

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If you are interested in seeing how our material connects to the real-world scenarios, please look at the 'Posts' tab and read some of the articles.