Ch 16: MTTC: Macroeconomics

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to improve your understanding of the principles of macroeconomics as you study for the MTTC Business, Management, Marketing and Technology exam.

MTTC: Macroeconomics - Chapter Summary

This chapter was assembled to help you improve your understanding of macroeconomics. Follow along with our professional instructors to review the sectors of the modern economy, economic systems, factors of international trade, market schedules and market equilibrium. After this chapter, you should be better prepared for questions on the MTTC Business, Management, Marketing and Technology exam about:

  • Primary, secondary and tertiary sectors of modern economy
  • Formal economic distribution
  • Types of economic systems
  • Differences between financial markets and goods markets
  • Advantages and disadvantages of free market economies
  • Foreign currency exchange and exchange rates
  • Market supply, demand and equilibrium
  • Challenges of resource allocations

Watch these videos on a computer or mobile device. If you think you would benefit from an alternative review, read over the lesson transcripts. In addition to completing these lessons, test your understanding of the material with the lesson quizzes and find your areas of weakness. Using the video tags to return to the lessons and improve your mastery over those areas.

MTTC: Macroeconomics Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Business, Management, Marketing and Technology exam includes 100 multiple-choice questions and is used to test prospective teachers' understanding of business, management, marketing and technology as part of the certification process in Michigan. Twenty-five percent of the questions on this exam belong to the subarea of Management. Prepare for some of the question in this subarea to ask you about macroeconomics by completing the activities of this chapter.

16 Lessons in Chapter 16: MTTC: Macroeconomics
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The Modern Economy: Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Sectors

1. The Modern Economy: Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Sectors

The modern economy can be divided into three sectors that reflect the economic development of that society. This lesson will discuss and explore the interaction between the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors of the modern economy.

Forms of Economic Distribution & Exchange within Society

2. Forms of Economic Distribution & Exchange within Society

This lesson will seek to explain the different forms of economic distribution found across the globe. It will highlight generalized and balanced reciprocity as well as redistribution and market exchange.

Economic Systems: Definition, Types & Examples

3. Economic Systems: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn about the three major forms of economic systems, including planned, market, and mixed market economies. You'll also explore the five factors of production and the roles they play in the exchange of products or services.

Economic Systems: Formal & Substantive Approaches

4. Economic Systems: Formal & Substantive Approaches

Today's lesson on the substantive versus formal approaches to economics is rather simple to grasp despite the way these names may sound. Learn about these terms and their origin and see some tangible examples of each.

Financial Markets & Goods Markets

5. Financial Markets & Goods Markets

Learn about two of the biggest markets in most economies; the financial and goods markets. Find out what financial markets are and the purpose they serve. Explore the stock market and bond market and see how they are different than the goods market.

Capitalism and the Free Market: Definition & Limitations

6. Capitalism and the Free Market: Definition & Limitations

Capitalism is an economic system that has played a dominant part in building the world in which we currently live. In this lesson, you'll learn about some key concepts of capitalism, as well as its limitations.

Competition Within Free Markets: Types & Summary

7. Competition Within Free Markets: Types & Summary

We live in a free market economy, but that doesn't mean there is always free competition. In this lesson, you'll learn about perfectly competitive markets, monopolies, monopolistic markets and oligopolies.

How The Competitive Environment Affects Business: Examples & Importance

8. How The Competitive Environment Affects Business: Examples & Importance

Competition is essential for the successful operation of a market economy. Competition helps provide the best products and services at the best price. In this lesson, you'll learn about competition and some strategies employed by competitors.

Foreign Currency Exchange: Supply and Demand for Currency

9. Foreign Currency Exchange: Supply and Demand for Currency

In this lesson, you'll learn why money from different countries has different values of exchange. We'll cover the supply and demand for currencies and how changes in supply and demand can affect the exchange rates between currencies.

Exchange Rate: Determination and Conversion Across Countries

10. Exchange Rate: Determination and Conversion Across Countries

Understand what exchange rates are and the different types that can be used by governments and countries. See how they operate and how the conversion process works across countries.

How Fiscal and Monetary Policies Affect the Exchange Rate

11. How Fiscal and Monetary Policies Affect the Exchange Rate

Discover how fiscal and monetary policy can affect the exchange rate and ultimately the amount of money it costs you to buy goods and services. Find out the three paths that both fiscal and monetary policy can travel to impact the exchange rate.

Market Demand Schedule

12. Market Demand Schedule

Demand can often drive the cost up or down for a product or service. In this lesson, you'll discover what demand is, what it looks like, and how market demand schedules are created.

Market Supply Schedule

13. Market Supply Schedule

Supply and demand play big roles in the economy. In this lesson, you'll discover what supply is, how we describe it, and how market supply schedules are created.

How to Calculate Market Equilibrium

14. How to Calculate Market Equilibrium

Supply and demand is an important part of macroeconomics. In this lesson, you'll learn how to calculate the equilibrium price and quantity in a market at the intersection of the supply and demand curves.

How Changes in Supply and Demand Affect Market Equilibrium

15. How Changes in Supply and Demand Affect Market Equilibrium

Learn how the equilibrium of a market changes when supply and demand curves increase and decrease and how different shifts in the curves can affect price.

Understanding the Challenge of Resource Allocation

16. Understanding the Challenge of Resource Allocation

By now, you've probably figured out that all resources are scarce. But how do we allocate resources to make the most of that scarcity? This lesson explains how economists allocate resources, as well as three of the major philosophies influencing such choices.

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