Study of how society chooses to employ resources to produce goods and services and distribute them for consumption among various competing groups and individuals
A part of economics that looks at the operation of a nation's economy as a whole
The part of economics that looks at the behavior of people and organizations in particular markets
A phrase coined by Adam Smith to describe the process that turns self-directed gain into social and economic benefits for all.
Economic system in which all or most of factors of production and distribution are privately owned and operated for profit
The quantities of products that manufacturers or owners are willing to sell at different prices at a specific time.
The quantity of products that people are willing to buy at different prices at a specific time.
The price determined by supply and demand.
Market situation in which there are many sellers in a market and no seller is large enough to dictate the price of a product
Market situation in which a large number of sellers produce products that are very similiar but that are perceived by buyers as different
A form of competition in which just a few sellers dominate the market
A market in which there is only one seller for a product or service.
An economic system based on the premise that some, if not most, basic businesses should be owned by the government so that profits can be distributed among the people
Loss of the best and brightest people to other countries
An economic and political system in which the state makes almost all economic decisions and owns almost all of the major factors of production.
Economic system in which the market largely determines what goods and services get produced, who gets them, and how the economy grows.
Economic system in which the government largely decides what goods and services will be produced, who gets them, and how the economy grows.
Economic system in which some allocation of resources is made by the market and some by the government.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
The total value of final goods and services produced in a country in a given year.
Number of civilians at least 16 years who have been trying to find a job within the prior four weeks.
General rise in the prices of goods and services over time.
A situation in which prices are declining
Periodic rises and falls that occur in all economies over time.
Two or more consecutive quarters of decline in the GDP.
A severe recession.