Economics is a social science and has different definitions from different great economists. Amongst these definitions, we have that of Lionel Robbins, Adam Smith, Alfred Marshall, George Bernard Shaw, John Maynard Keynes, Richard Lipsey, etc.
Economics as defined by Lord Lionel Robbins
Economics is the science which studies human behaviour as a relationship between ends and scarce means which have alternative uses.
Adam Smith’s definition of Ecnomics
Acocording to Adam Smith, Ecnonomics is an inquiry into the nature and causes of wealth of nations
Ecnomics definition according to Alfred Marshall
Economics is the study of mankind in the ordinary business of life.
Fritz MachlupEconomics comes in whenever more of one thing means less of another.
John Maynard KeynesThe theory of economics is a method rather than a doctrine, an apparatus of mind, a technique of thinking, which helps its possessor to draw correct conclusions.
Richard LipseyEconomics is the study of the use of scarce resources to satisfy unlimited human wants.
GCE Advanced level 2020 economics paper 1 Download
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