neoclassical economics

Popular Terms
Present-day dominant school of economic thought built on the foundation laid by the 18th century (classical) theories of Adam Smith (1723-90) and David Ricardo (1772-1823) refined by the 19th and 20th century theories of Alfred Marshall (1842-1924), Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923), John Clark (1847-1938), and Irving Fisher (1867-1947). It is 'classical' in the sense that it believes competition leads to an efficient allocation of resources and regulates economic activity that establishes equilibrium between demand and supply through the operation of market forces. It is 'neo' in the sense that it departs sharply from the classical viewpoint in its analytic approach that places great emphasis on mathematical techniques.
In opposition to Keynesian economics this school states that savings determine investment (not the other way round), and is concerned primarily with market equilibrium and growth at full employment instead of with the under-employment of resources. Not to be confused with new classical economics.

Use 'neoclassical economics' in a Sentence

You should always try and find new ways to improve and the theory of neoclassical economics may help you with that.
16 people found this helpful
We studied neoclassical economics in class and that made me excited, because I had always wanted to learn about it.
15 people found this helpful
It might be a good idea to study up on neoclassical economics and see if you can find a way to use them to your advantage.
14 people found this helpful




Email Print Embed

                                      1. 974605593 2018-01-22
                                      2. 329857592 2018-01-22
                                      3. 768829591 2018-01-22
                                      4. 240135590 2018-01-22
                                      5. 166186589 2018-01-22
                                      6. 720431588 2018-01-22
                                      7. 856792587 2018-01-22
                                      8. 998593586 2018-01-22
                                      9. 91912585 2018-01-22
                                      10. 720707584 2018-01-22
                                      11. 561773583 2018-01-21
                                      12. 527306582 2018-01-21
                                      13. 376155581 2018-01-21
                                      14. 279163580 2018-01-21
                                      15. 833884579 2018-01-21
                                      16. 480651578 2018-01-21
                                      17. 768512577 2018-01-21
                                      18. 694657576 2018-01-21
                                      19. 665167575 2018-01-20
                                      20. 576171574 2018-01-20