AP Economics

AP Macroeconomics/Microeconomics is a comprehensive course that combines AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics. AP Microeconomics introduces economic principles applicable to individual economic decision-makers. The course also cultivates students' understanding of the functioning of product and factor markets, income distribution, market failures, and the role of government in promoting economic efficiency and fairness. Students will learn to analyze, describe, and explain economic concepts using charts and data.

AP Macroeconomics introduces economic principles applicable to the entire economic system. The course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price level determinants. It also familiarizes students with economic performance indicators, financial sectors, stability policies, economic growth, and international economics. Students will learn to analyze, describe, and explain economic concepts using charts and data. This course is accredited with the California A-G course approval, aligning with the curriculum standards of the University of California system, and is widely recognized by the majority of American universities. Students applying for this course should be able to read college-level textbooks and possess basic mathematical and graphical skills.

Duration: 30 Weeks * Every FRIDAY

Time: 6:00-8:00pm (PST)

Grades: suitable for 8-12 graders

No prerequisites, though students should be able to read a college-level textbook and possess basic mathematics and graphing skills.

About the Instructor

Mr. RJ Yang graduated from Dartmouth College with dual honors degrees in Computer Engineering and Economics. He previously worked as an Investment Logic Engineer at Bridgewater Associates. He is currently a member of the UChicago Booth Scholars Program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, specializing in algorithms and mathematical finance. 

Mr. RJ has been a part of the Prestige STEM Academy team for over 10 years, specializing in helping students develop algorithmic thinking. He currently oversees the Technology and Quantum Science department in our school. RJ personally teaches most of the courses at Prestige STEM Academy and develops course outlines for other mathematics and science courses at the school.

Mr. RJ Yang is a highly respected educator with a wealth of professional knowledge and practical experience. His academic background and career experience bring profound subject expertise and professional insights to his teaching. He not only imparts subject knowledge to students but also encourages them to think critically about challenges in algorithms and mathematical finance, nurturing their logical thinking and problem-solving abilities.