Ch 61: Basic Terms & Concepts in Economics

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Get a better understanding of the basic economics terms and concepts with these engaging text and video lessons. You can improve your knowledge of economic incentives, market vs. state-controlled economics, and more.

Basic Terms & Concepts in Economics - Chapter Summary

By working through these lessons, you can deepen your knowledge of the principals of economics. For instance, you'll compare the theories of Adam Smith and Karl Marx and learn the basic definitions of economic incentives. After reviewing the lessons, you should be ready to:

  • Define economics and list basic economic principles
  • Identify economic incentives and provide examples
  • Explain using private property as an incentive to conserve resources
  • Compare market vs. state-controlled economies
  • Discuss the theories of Adam Smith and Karl Marx

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