Definitions

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  • adj. of, or relating to, a microeconomy

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  • adj. of or relating to microeconomics

Etymologies

micro- + economy + -ic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Because it was deeply anchored in microeconomic theories of the behavior of individual consumers and firms, the models developed by Hicks offered far better ways to study the consequences of changes in various parameters than did earlier general equilibrium models (such as Léon Walras 'general equilibrium system of equations).

    The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1969-2006

  • A number of awards have also been given for contributions in microeconomic theory, dealing with decision-making by individual households and firms, and the allocation of resources among different uses and production sectors in the economy.

    The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1969-2006

  • Simon Kuznets, were Abba Lerner and Fritz Machlup in microeconomic theory; Evsey Domar in macroeconomic theory and the theory of economic growth; T.C. Liu in mathematical economics, and two teachers of mathematical statistics and of sampling design in the School of Public Health.

    Robert William Fogel - Autobiography

  • Then, I will spend most of my time discussing how we can improve efficiency in Canadian financial institutions and markets; that is, the microeconomic aspects of efficiency.

    Financial System Efficiency: A Canadian Imperative

  • But at the same time, the polling -- Rick Sloan at the Machinist Union study today talking about the microeconomic issues that are really moving voters and they expect will do so this midterm, little things like mortgages, gasoline prices, the standard of living in this country, financial security and suggesting that those so-called microeconomic issues that are macro if it's your household, are going to dominate in this election.

    CNN Transcript Sep 6, 2006

  • Government will continue to maintain this stability, while making use of the space this has created to focus more directly on what are described as microeconomic reforms, which include initiatives to reduce the costs of doing business and promote specific industries and economic sectors.

    ANC Today

  • And I think that increasingly in a global economy, national policy will have to focus on what the economists call microeconomic policies -- what kind of labor support systems do you have; what kind of education and training systems do you have; how do you target investment to create jobs.

    Foreign Print Media Interview With The President

  • What Cowen calls the "microeconomic" view of exchange rates is sort of a straw man, in that it assumes away all of these factors and instead predicts that prices will move in the direction that they would if international goods markets were perfectly integrated.

    What Determines Exchange Rates?, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • My take on this is that the consensus of economists is likely to be more reliable on microeconomic issues than it is on macroeconomic issues.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Trouble With Economics

  • For having extended the domain of microeconomic analysis to a wide range of human behavior and interaction, including nonmarket behavior

    The Prize in Economic Sciences In Memory of Alfred Nobel

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