Definition of Command Economy
(noun) An economic system in which most goods and services are primarily produced, distributed, and exchanged through a central authority such as a government and not subject to the laws of supply and demand.
Example of Command Economy
- North Korea
Command Economy Pronunciation
Syllabification: com·mand e·con·o·my
- American English – /kuh-mAnd i-kAHn-uh-mee/
- British English – /kuh-mAHnd i-kOn-uh-mee/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /kəˈmænd ɪˈkɑnəmi/
- British English – /kəˈmɑːnd i(ː)ˈkɒnəmi/
- Plural: command economies
- The opposite of a command economy is a market economy and the combination of the two is a mixed economy.
- Also called:
- controlled economy
- planned economy
- Economic Sociology Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “command” and “economy” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- allocation of resources
- clear division of labor
- market economy
- mixed economy
- subsistence economy
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APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
command economy. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/command-economy/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
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MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
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