Syllabus Section

Textbook chapters

# of weeks

When I teach it

Introduction to Economics

1

5

Y1, weeks 1-5

1.1 Markets - SL sections

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4

2.5

Y1, weeks 6-7

1.1 Markets - HL sections

2.4, 2.7, 3.2

1

Y1, week 8

1.2 Elasticities

4

2

Y1, weeks 9-10

1.3 Government Intervention

5

1

Y1, week 11

1.4 Market Failure

6

3

Y1, weeks 12-14

1.5 Theory of the Firm (HL only. SL students do not come to class)

7-10

8

Y1, weeks 15 - 23

IA Commentary #1

31

2

Y1, week 24-25

2.1 The Overall Level of Economic Activity

11

1

Y1, week 26

2.2 Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply

12

2

Y1, week 27-28

2.3 Macroeconomic Objectives

13 - 16

6

Y1, weeks 29-35

2.4 Fiscal Policy

17

2

Y2, weeks 36-37

2.5 Monetary Policy

18

1

Y2, week 38

2.6 Supply-side Policies

19

1

Y2, week 39

IA Commentary #2

31

2

Y2, weeks 40-41

3.1 International  Trade and Protectionism

20-21

3

Y2, weeks 42-44

3.2 Exchange Rates

22

2

Y2, weeks 45-46

3.3 Balance of Payments

23

2

Y2, weeks 47-48

3.4 Economic Integration

24

1

Y2, week 40

3.5 Terms of Trade

25

1

Y2, week 50

IA Commentary #3

31

2

Y2, weeks 51-52

4.1 Introduction to Economics Development

26

1

Y2, week 53

4.2 Measuring Development

26

1

Y2, week 54

4.3 Domestic Factors and Economic Development

27

1

Y2, week 55

4.4 International Factors and Economic Development

27

1

Y2, week 56

4.5, 4.6, 4.7 Foreign investment, Aid, Trade and Debt

28

2

Y2, weeks 57-58

4.8 The Balance Between Markets and Intervention

29

1

Y2, week 59

Section 4 Development Research Project

27.4

5

Y2, weeks 55-59

IA Commentary #4 (optional) and final portfolio submission

31

2

Y2, weeks 58-59

Exam revision

32

5

Y2, weeks 60-64

Exam time

Y2, weeks 65-66