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Grade 9-12
On-Demand Webinar

AP Macroeconomic Series: Links & Logic – Making the Connection Between Policy Actions and Global Market Repercussions

December 19 5:00-6:00pm ET
Time: 60 mins,
Updated: January 19 2023,
Presenter: Martha Rush


In this webinar teachers will be able to:

  • Explain how policy actions impact interest rates and how those rates in turn impact currency markets and net exports
  • Disentangle the disparate impacts of changing price levels, changing real GDP values and changing interest rates on international trade
  • Boost student performance on For-Ex FRQs

This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.


The global impact of domestic fiscal and monetary policies is confusing for most AP Macro students (and their teachers), in part because there are so many potential impacts and because in the real world, “it depends.” In this session, we’ll focus on decoding the language used in AP questions, so that students can understand which policy impact they are being asked to analyze, and article their response succinctly. In addition, we’ll practice using the “links & logic” strategy to see how students can build their logical analysis skills throughout the course. We will utilize the A.P. Macroeconomics 4th Edition: Teacher Resource Manual to provide additional resources and share strategies on how to teach these concepts.


AP/IB Economics