AP, IB, and College Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Principles 

Microeconomics Principles Review

Microeconomics Principles Review

A study guide to help make sure you don’t miss any important concepts when you start your review of microeconomics. 

Although there are a lot fewer mathematical calculations required for the Advanced Placement Microeconomics exam, a few are guaranteed to show up. Make sure you have all of these formulas memorized and know how to apply them. 

There are a lot of Microeconomics graphs to know by test day. Here you will find an overview of the 18 graphs most likely to show up. Remember that you should think about and/or sketch out a graph to answer every question where a graph applies. 

Let’s start at the beginning. This page covers the very foundational concepts of scarcity, resources, choice, basic questions, and economic systems. 

An overview of Opportunity Cost, Economic Profit vs Accounting Profit, Total Revenue vs Marginal Revenue along with Total Costs, Average Costs, and Marginal Cost. There is also a 20 question review game covering calculations each of these things. 

Key concepts you need to know about Production Possibilities Curves and an activity to help you practice working with the PPC. There are 20 different scenarios to test your knowledge. 

Everything you need to know about Absolute Advantage, Comparative Advantage, and Terms of Trade along with a 6 problem (48 question) flash review game. 

A short overview of the what supply and demand is along with shifts those curves. This is extremely important and serves as a foundation for the rest of the microeconomics. 

An extensive review of how equilibrium is determined and how it changes within a competitive market. 

A brief over view on how to find and  calculate consumer, producer, and economic surplus along with how to find and calculate dead weight loss. 

Everything you need to know about elasticities. Covers coefficients, formulas and different types of elasticity. Includes a 15 question Flash review game as well. 

Sometimes the government will set prices in a market to solve a social problem; like help the poor, unskilled workers, etc. Those government interventions have a cost that must be considered. This page teaches you what you need to know about those costs.

 There is a myth out there that excise taxes are passed entirely to consumers. That isn’t always true. Here you will find out how to determine who actually pays the bulk of the tax. Also, when there are no externalities, excise taxes create an efficiency lost. To see what happens when there are externalities, head to the link below. 

Trade protectionism is alive and well, see how tariffs might impact supply and demand as well as producer surplus, consumer surplus, tax revenue, and dead weight loss. 

Short review of everything you need to know about utility maximizing consumer behavior with 5 questions on this topic in the best combinations review game.

Breakdown of the four product market structures along with a 22 question review game to make sure you are ready for exam day! There is also a oligopoly game to practice solving payoff matrices. 

Overview of areas on a micro graphs and an activity that covers all of the shading for microeconomics graphs including supply and demand, market structures, externalities, and tariffs.

A Review of game theory and oligopoly behavior along with an activity that covers oligopolies, game theory, and the pay-off matrix. Once you learn how these work, test yourself with this microeconomics activity.

A review of how to find important points, prices, and quantities found on all of the Advanced Placement microeconomics graphs. There is also a 65 question review game where you test your skills locating the important points, prices, and quantities. 

All the basics of perfectly competitive factor markets along with monopsony including marginal revenue product, marginal factor cost, etc.

Here is a short review of least cost combinations of resources and profit maximizing combinations of resources with 5 questions on this topic in the best combinations review game.

Everything you need to know about positive and negative externalities including how per unit taxes and subsidies can correct for these market failures.