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mi·cro·ec·o·nom·ics

 (mī′krō-ĕk′ə-nŏm′ĭks, -ēk′ə-)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of how businesses, households, and individuals within an economy allocate limited resources.

mi′cro·ec′o·nom′ic adj.

microeconomics

(ˌmaɪkrəʊˌiːkəˈnɒmɪks; -ˌɛkə-)
n
(Economics) (functioning as singular) the branch of economics concerned with particular commodities, firms, or individuals and the economic relationships between them. Compare macroeconomics
ˌmicroˌecoˈnomic adj

mi•cro•ec•o•nom•ics

(ˌmaɪ kroʊˌɛk əˈnɒm ɪks, -ˌi kə-)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the branch of economics dealing with particular aspects of an economy, as the price-cost relationship of a firm. Compare macroeconomics.
[1945–50]
mi`cro•ec`o•nom′ic, adj.

microeconomics

the division of economics dealing with particular aspects of an economy, as the price-cost relationship of a business. Cf. macroeconomies. — microeconomist, n. — microeconomic, adj.
See also: Economics

microeconomics

A branch of economics dealing with the study of units within the economy, e.g. firms, markets, and individual consumers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.microeconomics - the branch of economics that studies the economy of consumers or households or individual firmsmicroeconomics - the branch of economics that studies the economy of consumers or households or individual firms
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
Translations

microeconomics

[ˈmaɪkrəʊˌiːkəˈnɒmɪks] NSINGmicroeconomía f

microeconomics

[ˌmaɪkrəˌiːkəˈnɒmɪks] nmicroéconomie f, micro-économie f

microeconomics

[ˌmaɪkrəʊˌiːkəˈnɒmɪks] nsgmicroeconomia
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His qualifications include a BSc Economics from the Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique, Diploma in consulting to small Business from the University of the Witwatersrand, and certificates in Strategic Management, Managing Markets from Henley, Micro-economics from London School of Economics and Mastering Finance from GIBS.
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Merkel is right on yet another point: "It's the micro-economics, stupid!" It is not just consistent overspending that has brought the Piigs (and France) to their sorry state, but also frozen labour markets, lavish welfare benefits, short working lives, bubble-feeding cheap money, and costly sops to public-sector unions.
"We have forgotten micro-economics. We are good at building and photo opportunities but we have poor understanding of what it takes to adequately maintain an asset," Pagano said.
Rod Hill and Tony Myatt, The Economics Anti-Textbook: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Micro-Economics (Black Point, NS and Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing, and London: Zed Books 2010)

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