economics

Economics studies the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management. People get jobs, they make things, they sell those things, they get paid, they use that money to buy other things. Economics makes the world go round.

Economics is a branch of social science. Like dueling political parties, economists also support different theories about how to best regulate the economy with government policies. Since it relates to the financial health of countries and how countries interact through trade, the relevance of economics is enormous and often the subject of the evening news. "Home Economics" is the somewhat antiquated yet still relevant notion of the management of money, food, laundry, and cleaning that keep a house running smoothly.

Definitions of economics
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n the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management

Synonyms:
economic science, political economy
Types:
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econometrics
the application of mathematics and statistics to the study of economic and financial data
finance
the branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets
macroeconomics
the branch of economics that studies the overall working of a national economy
microeconomics
the branch of economics that studies the economy of consumers or households or individual firms
supply-side economics
the school of economic theory that stresses the costs of production as a means of stimulating the economy; advocates policies that raise capital and labor output by increasing the incentive to produce
Type of:
social science
the branch of science that studies society and the relationships of individual within a society

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