(noun) An economy 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.
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- 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
- Word origin of “command” and “economy” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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- allocation of resources
- division of labor
- economic system
- market economy
- market exchange
- reciprocal exchange
- subsistence economy
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How to Cite the Definition of Command Economy
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “command economy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 16, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/command-economy/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
command economy. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/command-economy/
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