Definition of political economy in English:

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political economy

noun

dated
Economics as a branch of knowledge or academic discipline.
Example sentences
  • The context consisted of economic history, political economy and the history of economic ideas.
  • It is not economics that drives the analysis but politics, and the line between economics and political economy has now blurred.
  • Early American writers on political economy reacted negatively to Ricardo's theory of rent.

Derivatives

political economist

noun
Example sentences
  • The great American political economist Thorstein Veblen, one of the most important social thinkers of the last century, made a distinction between what he called the ‘substantial people’ and ‘the underlying population’.
  • Marx develops the position of the classical political economists in two directions.
  • George, in contrast, always viewed himself as a classical political economist, in the vein of Adam Smith.

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Syllabification: po·lit·i·cal e·con·o·my

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