AP Economicsmacroeconomics

Unit 3: Fiscal Policy

Now that we know how the macroeconomy works with regard to Aggregate Demand and Supply, it is time to see what type of impact the Federal Government can make on the outcomes by using the power of the purse. Simply by planning their spending and taxing schemes, the Federal Government can manipulate how people make choices when spending their income and how businesses make choices when choosing how much to produce. But, what will happen if the economy does not go according to the government's budgetary plans?

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Course Notes

Online notes/summary of the McConnell & Brue 15th edition.


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Chapter 12: Fiscal Policy


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