Oxford IB Course Preparation: Economics for IB Diploma Course Preparation
This book has been created to give students and teachers a solid introduction to the big questionsin the study of Economics. Following the IBDP curriculum and using a concept-based approach this resource will mean that students can begin their DP course with a firm foundation of subject area content. An emphasis will be placed on getting students to make connections to their real world observations so that the learning is authentic and applicable outside of the
The focus for this resource is to build understanding of the key concepts and skills and use the DP content to introduce and articulate the bigger concepts and skills so that students are prepared for their Diploma course. Topics and concepts will be introduced and covered using reals world examples, case studies and applications. Content will be formally scaffolded to help students both build skills and content knowledge so that they are well prepared for their course and absorb DP
knowledge more effectively.
The resource is to be used on pre-DP courses at the end of the MYP, IGCSE or other course school year before starting DP, in summer break before DP, or up to a year before DP or even during the start of the DP course to learn necessary skills.
These book do not replace the course book content for DP but are in line with the latest DP syllabus updates including assessment details, subject terminology and syllabus content
- INTRODUCTION TO THE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME
- Unit 1 Introduction to Economics
- 1.1 YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT
- Unit 2 Microeconomics
- 2.1 DEMAND AND SUPPLY: THE BOXING RING
- 2.2 THE INVISIBLE HAND
- 2.3 ARE WE REALLY RATIONAL?
- 2.4 WHAT DO ELASTICITIES AND TICKLING HAVE IN COMMON?
- 2.5 THE VISIBLE HAND
- 2.6 SPILLOVER EFFECTS
- 2.7 ARE WE DOOMED?
- 2.8 FROM LIGHTHOUSES TO LAW AND ORDER
- 2.9 MARKET POWER
- Unit 3 Macroeconomics
- 3.1 MEASURING ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
- 3.2 AGGREGATE DEMAND AND AGGREGATE SUPPLY
- 3.3 THE MONETARIST VS. THE KEYNESIAN TAKE
- 3.4 MACROECONOMIC OBJECTIVES
- 3.5 INEQUALITY AND POVERTY
- 3.6 POLICIES
- Unit 4 The global economy
- 4.1 WHY TRADE?
- 4.2 WHY IS THERE PROTECTION?
- 4.3 BIG GROUPS, LITTLE GROUPS
- 4.4 THE MOST IMPORTANT PRICE FOR A COUNTRY
- 4.5 CAN WE IMPORT TOO MUCH?
- 4.6 THE GREAT DIVIDE
- 4.7 IS THERE A WAY OUT?