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Mr. Dan Lamb
950 ©AP Microeconomics (Lakeland) 1 sem.11-12 0.5
This class fulfills the Personal Finance graduation requirement. The AP Microeconomics course provides students with an understanding of the principles of economics as they apply to individual decision-making units, including individual households and firms. The course examines the theory of consumer behavior, the theory of the firm, and the behavior of profit-maximizing firms under various market structures. Students evaluate the efficiency of the outcomes with respect to price, output, consumer surplus, and producer surplus. They examine the behaviors of households and businesses in factor markets, and learn how the determination of factor prices, wages, interest, and rent influence the distribution of income in a market economy. There are ample opportunities to consider instances in which private markets may fail to allocate resources efficiently and examine various public policy alternatives aimed at improving the efficiency of private markets. In addition to earning high school credit students may receive college credit either through Lakeland College, or by passing the AP Exam. Prerequisite: This course open to juniors and seniors who have a 3.25 GPA or higher.