a social science dealing with political policies and economic processes, their interrelations, and their influence on social institutions.
(in the 17th–18th centuries) the art of management of communities, especially as affecting the wealth of a government.
(in the 19th century) a social science similar to modern economics but dealing chiefly with governmental policies.
- political economist, noun
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How to use political economy in a sentence
The real challenge for Russia’s decarbonization is not the political economy of hydrocarbons or even revenue.Russia Says Climate Change Is a Big Priority. But Its Real Goal at COP 26 Will Be Slowing Down Progress | Aryn Baker | October 25, 2021 | Time
They oversaw the transition of the country’s political economy from an unruly and highly competitive form of proprietary capitalism to a more managed economy dominated by large corporate firms.How Tycoons Created the Dinosaur - Issue 107: The Edge | Lukas Rieppel | October 20, 2021 | Nautilus
He weaves together botany, brain sciences, evolutionary biology and political economy into a sort of grand unified theory of drugs.
My view is that GOP interest in reining in the power of digital platforms is based more on politics than on economics or political economy.Why Amazon’s MGM Purchase Could Put the Company in Washington’s Crosshairs | Abby Vesoulis | May 28, 2021 | Time
The challenge to come will be shaping the new common sense about political economy into a practical program to deliver on its promise.
Many, if not most Americans, recognize that our political economy is not working for the majority of the country.Dawn of the Age of Oligarchy: the Alliance between Government and the 1% | Joel Kotkin | June 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At 20, Odeh went to study at the American University of Beirut where she studied political economy.Prominent Palestinian-American Community Activist Arrested | Anna Lekas Miller | November 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He inculcates his students in political economy of the severest "virtue of selfishness" type.
For example, there is the political economy question: Is America turning into a plutocracy?
Arthur Brooks book doesn't engage with the political economy question.
He wrote on law, medical jurisprudence and political economy, and translated Justinian and Broussais.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
He published several volumes on political economy, and was much interested in statistics.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
There is no such thing as a gay book on political economy for reading in a hammock.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
But M. Roland long ago manifested his knowledge of, and his attachment to, the great principles of political economy.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
Geography, teaches a knowledge of the world, and political economy, a knowledge of the wealth of nations; or how to make money.
British Dictionary definitions for political economy
the former name for economics (def. 1)
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