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or au·tar·chy  (ô′tär′kē)
n. pl. au·tar·kies or au·tar·chies
1. A policy of national self-sufficiency and nonreliance on imports or economic aid.
2. A self-sufficient region or country.

[Greek autarkeia, self-sufficiency, from autarkēs, self-sufficient : auto-, auto- + arkein, to suffice.]

au·tar′kic (-kĭk), au·tar′ki·cal (-kĭ-kəl) adj.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or relating to autarky
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Adj.1.autarkical - of or relating to or characterized by autarchyautarkical - of or relating to or characterized by autarchy
2.autarkical - of countries; not relying on imports
independent - free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"
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Essentially, Chinese policymakers want to autarkically supply Chinese markets for advanced technology products with local production while still benefitting from unfettered access to global markets for their technology exports.
Because our existence has no intrinsic value, it can take on whatever value that we autarkically choose to give it.
The endowment and technologies described above imply a set of technically feasible cooperative production outcomes if all investors' endowments are invested jointly, and a set of technically feasible individual production outcomes if a single investor invests autarkically.
Soviet physics was not grown autarkically, as the time abroad in both Landau's and Kapitsa's cases demonstrates (the former supported by Rockefeller Foundation money, the latter by an extended stay in Ernest Rutherford's Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge) (85).
Finally Section XIII asks when agents will find it optimal to save autarkically as opposed to utilizing banks and discusses the impact of a change in the money growth rate on that decision.
However, avoiding the fixed cost requires that an agent invest autarkically whic h prevents the sharing of relocation risk.
Therefore, relocated agents who save and invest autarkically lose the value of their investment in the technology to produce physical capital, because capital investment cannot be transported between locations.
A borrower must decide at the beginning of the period whether to operate the project autarkically or whether to seek a loan.
autarky] if borrower operates project autarkically.