Crossword clues for economics
- Financial considerations
- The branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
- Crash course?
- Coins come into this field of study
- Social discipline or order is come to restrain criminal
- Thomas Carlyle's "dismal science"
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Economics \E`co*nom"ics\ ([=e]`k[o^]*n[o^]m"[i^]ks), n. [Gr. ta` o'ikonomika`, equiv. to "h o'ikonomi`a. See Economic.]
The science of household affairs, or of domestic management.
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. ``In politics and economics.''
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1580s, "art of managing a household," perhaps from French économique (see economic); also see -ics. Meaning "science of wealth" is from 1792.
n. (context social sciences English) The study of resource allocation, distribution and consumption; of capital and investment; and of management of the factors of production.
Economics is a social science concerned with the factors that determine the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
The term economics comes from the Ancient Greek from (, "house") and (, "custom" or "law"), hence "rules of the house (hold for good management)". ' Political economy' was the earlier name for the subject, but economists in the late 19th century suggested "economics" as a shorter term for "economic science" to establish itself as a separate discipline outside of political science and other social sciences.
Economics focuses on the behaviour and interactions of economic agents and how economies work. Consistent with this focus, primary textbooks often distinguish between microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics examines the behaviour of basic elements in the economy, including individual agents and markets, their interactions, and the outcomes of interactions. Individual agents may include, for example, households, firms, buyers, and sellers. Macroeconomics analyses the entire economy (meaning aggregated production, consumption, savings, and investment) and issues affecting it, including unemployment of resources (labour, capital, and land), inflation, economic growth, and the public policies that address these issues (monetary, fiscal, and other policies).
Other broad distinctions within economics include those between positive economics, describing "what is", and normative economics, advocating "what ought to be"; between economic theory and applied economics; between rational and behavioural economics; and between mainstream economics (more "orthodox" and dealing with the "rationality-individualism-equilibrium nexus") and heterodox economics (more "radical" and dealing with the "institutions-history-social structure nexus").
Besides the traditional concern in production, distribution, and consumption in an economy, economic analysis may be applied throughout society, as in business, finance, health care, and government. Economic analyses may also be applied to such diverse subjects as crime, education, the family, law, politics, religion, social institutions, war, science, and the environment. Education, for example, requires time, effort, and expenses, plus the foregone income and experience, yet these losses can be weighted against future benefits education may bring to the agent or the economy. At the turn of the 21st century, the expanding domain of economics in the social sciences has been described as economic imperialism. The ultimate goal of economics is to improve the living conditions of people in their everyday life.
Economics is an introductory textbook by American economists Paul Samuelson and William Nordhaus. It was first published in 1948, and has appeared in nineteen different editions, the most recent in 2009. It was the best selling economics textbook for many decades and still remains popular, selling over 300,000 copies of each edition from 1961 through 1976. The book has been translated into forty-one languages and in total has sold over four million copies.
Economics was written entirely by Samuelson until the 1985 twelfth edition. Newer editions have been revised by Nordhaus.
The Economics is a work ascribed to Aristotle. Most modern scholars attribute it to a student of Aristotle or of his successor Theophrastus.
Economics is the social science that studies the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
Economics may also refer to:
- Economics (textbook), a textbook by American economists Paul Samuelson and William Nordhaus
- Economics (Aristotle), sometimes referred to as The Economics, a work traditionally ascribed to Aristotle
Usage examples of "economics".
Court, in conformity with the aforementioned theories of economics and evolution, was in fact committed to the principle that freedom of contract is the general rule and that legislative authority to abridge the same could be justified only by exceptional circumstances.
From religious contrasts arise the thought-categories of believer and non-believer, from economics those of co-worker and competitor, from ideological those of agreer and disagreer.
At the level of the conditions of possibility pertaining to thought, Ricardo, by dissociating the creation of value from its representativity, made possible the articulation of economics upon history.
Alex, that she was doing Chub a favour, giving him the kind of education she thought would matter more than Economics and French.
The last great transglobal trade empire, run from the arcologies of Hong Kong, has collapsed along with capitalism, rendered obsolete by a bunch of superior deterministic resource allocation algorithms collectively known as Economics 2.
In the following decades, the changing economics of flying forced fewer flight attendants to oversee more passengers, and their job became increasingly important and difficult.
For Jools, at 21 a University College London graduate in economics and former National Bronze Medallist for rowing, this is the first time he has ever lived away from his south London home.
Math lessons can spill over into English, a practicum such as filling out an income tax form or balancing a checkbook can be worked into government classes, and economics can be made to include family planning.
He blamed the sciences for re-establishing the mirage of truth, and still more the pseudomorph subjects like anthropology and economics whose adepts substituted inapplicable statistics for the ineptness of their insights.
Panetta, Alice Rivlin, and our economics team believed we could now get to balance in seven years without the harsh cuts the Republicans were pushing.
French medicine is nothing if not responsive to the vagaries of economics and fashion, and it was not long after women of a certain age stopped coming to Salies that its water was discovered to contain just that combination of temperature, salts, and trace minerals that made it sovereign for the treatment of severely retarded children.
Luna City studying the economics of ice mining and the selenology of the Orientale Basin.
Bass refused, usually because Enron wanted accounting results divorced from economics.
They describe the basic antinomy that impels Joel to emigrate, discuss the economics of interstellar colonization, and sketch in some of his early adventures after he leaves.
Amidst this labyrinthine organization and all the multitude of offices and agencies of the Ministry of Economics and the Four-Year Plan and the Niagara of thousands of special decrees and laws even the most astute businessman was often lost, and special lawyers had to be employed to enable a firm to function.