Open economy

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Updated: Aug 20, 2021

An economy which has transactions with the rest of the world. These may include trade in goods and services, movements of capital, transfers of information and technical know-how, and migration of labour. Most economies are at least partially open for some of these forms of contact. See also autarchy; closed economy.

Reference: Oxford Press Dictonary of Economics, 5th edt.



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