Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online

Get access

Economic policy
(2,444 words)

1. General

The object of economic policy is the systematic action of political and especially state agents with the purpose of influencing economic processes. An existing state of the economic situation (Economy, political) considered unsatisfactory is to be brought closer to a target state by means of economic policy [2]. Unlike the economic order, economic policy does not focus on the entire organizational structure of the eco…

Cite this page
Goldschmidt, Nils, “Economic policy”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 16 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_030433>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626



▲   Back to top   ▲