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Microeconomics

Analysis of the behavior of individual economic units such as companies, industries, or households.

Microeconomics

The study of the behavior of individuals, companies, and industries. That is, macroeconomics studies economic decisions at the individual and small unit level. It does not look at the function of larger data sets like GDP or national debt. It is useful in helping determine what motivates individual buyers and sellers to do what they do. See also: Macroeconomics, Bottom-up investing.

microeconomics

the branch of economics concerned with the study of the behaviour of CONSUMERS and FIRMS and the determination of the market prices and quantities transacted of FACTOR INPUTS and GOODS and SERVICES. Microeconomic analysis investigates how scarce economic resources are allocated between alternative ends and seeks to identify the strategic determinants of an optimally efficient use of resources. See also THEORY OF CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR, THEORY OF THE FIRM, THEORY OF MARKETS, THEORY OF DEMAND, THEORY OF SUPPLY, MACROECONOMICS.
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