Jan 07 2009

A new year ahead on Welker’s Wikinomics Blog

Published by at 8:38 pm under AP Economics,IB Economics

It has been several weeks since my last post on WW. Of course, the holidays are supposed to be a time of rest and relaxation, as well as lots of skiing here in Switzerland.

As we return to class at Zurich International School next week, I will once again resume blogging for economics teachers and students. My intention is to cut back slightly on the frequency of the posts I write this year. During 2009, readers can expect between 1 and 3 posts per week. Additionally, I intend to re-vamp and re-publish some of the nearly 400 posts that have been published here over the last two years, adapting them to current economic situations and connecting them to the syllabus of our introductory AP and IB Economics courses.

Another project in the works during the coming months here is the Welker’s Wikinomics AP and IB Economics Exam Study Guides. Last May, I published v1.0 of my Micro and Macroeconomics study guides right here to the blog for free download. Hundreds of copies were downloaded in the weeks leading up to the AP and IB Exams by students all over the world. This year, I intend once again to post study guides for Micro and Macroeconomics, as well as Intenrational Economics and Development Economics. The study guides will cover every unit of AP and IB Economics, and will once again be available for free download to students and teachers interested in using them for review.

What makes my study guides unique over the popular study guides from publishers like the Princeton Review and Barron’s is that they are PDFs containing active hyperlinks to websites and blog articles that can be used to enhance the review experience and give students relevant real world examples to incorporate into test answers. Also, my study guides are full-color and focus on graphical representation of economic concepts, rather than lengthy written explanations.

Expect the study guides to be published some time around mid-April, in time for students to download them for May’s AP and IB Exams.

To my students and other readers of Welker’s Wikinomics Blog, thanks for all your contributions in the comments, please keep visiting regularly to read the latest posts aimed at connecting the world-changing events shaping our economy and society to the concepts from AP and IB Economics.

About the author:  Jason Welker teaches International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Economics at Zurich International School in Switzerland. In addition to publishing various online resources for economics students and teachers, Jason developed the online version of the Economics course for the IB and is has authored two Economics textbooks: Pearson Baccalaureate’s Economics for the IB Diploma and REA’s AP Macroeconomics Crash Course. Jason is a native of the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and is a passionate adventurer, who considers himself a skier / mountain biker who teaches Economics in his free time. He and his wife keep a ski chalet in the mountains of Northern Idaho, which now that they live in the Swiss Alps gets far too little use. Read more posts by this author

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “A new year ahead on Welker’s Wikinomics Blog”

  1. Mike Fladlienon 15 Jan 2009 at 4:08 am

    thanks…i can't wait for the study guides…

  2. Steven Zhangon 21 Jan 2009 at 10:01 am

    Hi. I love this site. I was wondering if you could send me the link to the answers/questions to this review. That would be wonderful. Thanks so much.…

  3. Jason Welkeron 22 Jan 2009 at 6:35 pm


    The AP Micro and Macroeconomics Practice exams are available to teachers of the subject through the college board's AP Economics website. You can find them there… Good luck!

  4. bryonon 12 Jun 2014 at 12:23 pm

    The AP Small and Macroeconomics Exercise examinations are available to instructors of the topic through the higher education board's AP Financial aspects web page. You will discover them there… Excellent luck!

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