from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The social science that deals with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services and with the theory and management of economies or economic systems.
- n. Economic matters, especially relevant financial considerations: "Economics are slowly killing the family farm” ( Christian Science Monitor).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The study of resource allocation, distribution and consumption; of capital and investment; and of management of the factors of production.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science of household affairs, or of domestic management.
- n. Political economy; the science of the utilities or the useful application of wealth or material resources; the study of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services of a nation or region, and its effect on the wealth of a country. See Political economy, under Political.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of household or domestic management.
- n. The science which treats of wealth, its production, distribution, etc.; political economy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
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George Borjas, the most academically reputable critic of immigration in economics, is now blogging.
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Lay received both his bachelor and master degrees in economics from the University of Missouri.
He has a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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