MindEdge's Principles of Macroeconomics Learning Resource

MindEdge's Macroeconomic learning resource examines how the overall economy works. Students will explore topics such as aggregate demand and aggregate supply and measuring the size of the economy. From a global economic viewpoint, students will evaluate how fiscal and monetary policy influence economic growth, unemployment, inflation, and international trade policy. Students will also consider how global markets operate from both the Keynesian and Neoclassical perspective.

This modular course can be tailored to your school with web texts, ebooks, and optional trade paperbacks available. It seamlessly integrates into all learning management systems.

The course includes pretests and self-assessments, interactive exercises, videos, and games that appeal to a variety of learning styles.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • The Use of Theories and Models to Understand Economic Issues
  • How Choices are Made Based on Budget Constraints
  • Demand, Supply, and Efficiency
  • The Market System as a Mechanism for Information
  • Elasticity and Pricing
  • Gross Domestic Product and the Size of an Economy
  • Components of Economic Growth
  • Unemployment Rate and Patterns
  • Inflation
  • Trade Balances and Flows of Financial Capital
  • Aggregate Demand/Aggregate Supply Model
  • Keynesian Perspective on Market Forces
  • Policy Implications of the Neoclassical Perspective
  • The Role of Banks
  • Bank Regulation and Monetary Policy
  • Exchange Rate Policies
  • Government Spending and the National Debt
  • Fiscal Policy, Investment, and Economic Growth
  • International Trade and Balance of Trade Concerns
  • Trade Policy

The twenty modules of this course are as follows:

  1. Welcome to Economics
  2. Choice in a World of Scarcity
  3. Demand and Supply
  4. Elasticity
  5. The Macroeconomic Perspective
  6. Economic Growth
  7. Unemployment
  8. Inflation
  9. The International Trade and Capital Flows
  10. The Aggregate Demand/Aggregate Supply Model
  11. The Keynesian Perspective
  12. The Neoclassical Perspective
  13. Money and Banking
  14. Monetary Policy and Bank Regulation
  15. Exchange Rates and International Capital Flows
  16. Government Budgets and Fiscal Policy
  17. The Impacts of Government Borrowing
  18. Macroeconomic Policy Around the World
  19. International Trade
  20. Globalization and Protectionism