economic theory


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Noun1.economic theory - (economics) a theory of commercial activities (such as the production and consumption of goods)
theory - a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena; "theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses"; "true in fact and theory"
consumerism - the theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically beneficial
Keynesianism - the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes who advocated government monetary and fiscal programs intended to stimulate business activity and increase employment
liberalism - an economic theory advocating free competition and a self-regulating market
Malthusian theory, Malthusianism - Malthus' theory that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence
monetarism - an economic theory holding that variations in unemployment and the rate of inflation are usually caused by changes in the supply of money
economic science, economics, political economy - 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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He carried under his arm a flat, grey portfolio of black-and-white sketches, which he had sold with more or less success to publishers ever since his uncle (who was an admiral) had disinherited him for Socialism, because of a lecture which he had delivered against that economic theory.
Most of them know no more of the economic theory of Socialism than they know of Chaldee; but they no longer fear or condemn its name.
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Among the many publications he produced at USDA is "The Nature of the Cooperative," a collection of articles he wrote that examine the economic theory underlying agricultural cooperatives.
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The Economic Organization is a pick for college-level economics collections and reprints, in a new expanded edition, a classic on economic theory which first appeared in the 1930s in America.
Economic theory let us down in the run-up to the financial crisis and it's letting us down now.
His understanding of economic theory is informed by logical positivism, rational choice and game theory; it is limited to examining the economics of market economies.
While the case of Germany supports the theory that a high public debt is not a problem if every new borrowing brings about economic growth and a possibility for the money to be repaid on time, the model of the Eastern European countries reflects the classical economic theory that advocates caution.
The means of perception employed in statistics, Hayek maintains, are not the same as the reasoning employed in economic theory.
I'm happier if you are relatively poorer'-which goes against economic theory," Levy said.
With which economic theory was Milton Friedman most closely associated?