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- Plural: market economies
- The opposite of a market economy is a command economy and the combination of the two is a mixed economy.
- Also called:
- capitalist economy
- free enterprise
- laissez-faire economy
- private enterprise
- Word origin of “market” and “economy” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- Dobbin, Frank. 2004. The New Economic Sociology: A Reader. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
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- Smelser, Neil J., and Richard Swedberg, eds. 2005. The Handbook of Economic Sociology. 2nd ed. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
- Steiner, Philippe. 2011. Durkheim and the Birth of Economic Sociology. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
- Swedberg, Richard. 1998. Max Weber and the Idea of Economic Sociology. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
- 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 Market Economy
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “market economy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 20, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/market-economy/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
market economy. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/market-economy/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “market economy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed May 20, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/market-economy/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“market economy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 20 May. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/market-economy/>.