Meaning of political economy
- a social science dealing with political policies and economic processes, their interrelations, and their influence on social institutions.
- (in the 17th–18th centuries) the art of management of communities, esp. as affecting the wealth of a government.
- (in the 19th century) a social science similar to modern economics but dealing chiefly with governmental policies.
- economics (def. 1).
- political economy (Thesaurus)