economic theory


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n economic theory (economics) a theory of commercial activities (such as the production and consumption of goods)
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In literature:

The forties was a germinating period for many new social and economic theories.
"Violence and the Labor Movement" by Robert Hunter
These are subjects to be studied in the dynamic division of economic theory.
"Essentials of Economic Theory" by John Bates Clark
Much has been done by economic theories, and more by economic laws.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
All these had more or less short existences, and were founded on Owen's theories of labour and economics.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
These are modern theories of natural law on an economic instead of an ethical basis.
"An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law" by Roscoe Pound
How is it possible to explain the French religious wars of the Sixteenth century by the theory of economic causes?
"The Planters of Colonial Virginia" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
To a modern business man or to a city workman this theory of the economic cause of wars is not unsatisfactory.
"American World Policies" by Walter E. Weyl
Economic theory also changed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
Has it any important bearings upon any parts of economic theory?
"Creative Intelligence" by John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
The book has thus become a book on general economic theory, viewed from the standpoint of the theory of money.
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.

In news:

Keynes' Economic Theories Re-emerge in Government Intervention Policies.
Now, I don't consider myself to be on another planet when it comes to economic theory.
Milton Friedman, the grandmaster of free-market economic theory in the postwar era and a prime force in the movement of nations toward less government and greater reliance on individual responsibility, died yesterday.
WASHINGTON — Cass R Sunstein, who wielded enormous power as the White House overseer of federal regulation, came to Washington to test his theories of human behavior and economic efficiency in the laboratory of the federal government.
Some economists suggest that platinum coins worth $1 trillion may curtail economic misery — in theory.
I'll give you a definition from Merriam-Webster: feminism is "the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes".
It did not take long for Republicans to realize Mankiw's comments were radioactive GOP House Speaker Dennis Hastert lambasted him, saying, "His theory fails a basic test of real economics ".
This session shows how basic economic theory relates to the recent global recession.
Leonid Hurwicz, Eric S Maskin and Roger B Myerson won the Nobel economics prize Monday for a theory that helps explain how sellers and buyers can maximize gains.
"Most economists do not subscribe to supply-side economic theory" (Wikipedia).
As economic activity slows in recessions, according to another theory, transportation and production slow as well.
Published in 1758, Frenchman Francois Quesnay's political economic theories are regarded by some as one of the top three products of human wisdom, writing and money being the other two.
Mitterrand's budget also nearly doubled expenditures on the arts-a largesse unmatched in modern times-on the theory that a cultural awakening must accompany economic recovery if France was to realize the New Renaissance he envisioned.
An MIT paper titled "A Political Theory of Populism ," defined the term as "the implementation of policies receiving support from a significant fraction of the population, but ultimately hurting the economic interests of this majority.
Coy politics and untested economic theory should doom the public option.

In science:

More recently, ideas of evolutionary game theory have been reintroduced to economics, where they are tackled with great mathematical rigor .
Stochastic evolutionary game dynamics
We argue that these issues are addressed by formulating economics in the language of a gauge theory, as proposed originally by Malaney and Weinstein.
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets
There are reasons to think that the present is a perspicuous moment for seeking to improve economic theory.
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets
Indeed, the relationship between the actual theory of general equilibrium, which is claimed to be foundational for economics, and the advice given by professional economists is not completely clear.
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets
This is precisely what the technology of gauge theories does for economics.
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets