Economics classes make extensive use of supply and demand graphs like this one to teach about markets. In this graph, S and D refer to supply and demand and P and Q refer to the price and quantity.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to economics:

Economics – analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. It aims to explain how economies work and how economic agents interact.

Description of economics

Economics can be described as all of the following:

Branches of economics

Subdisciplines of economics

Methodologies or approaches

Interdisciplinary fields involving economics

Types of economies

Main articles: Economy and Economic system

Economysystem of human activities related to the production, distribution, exchange, and consumption of goods and services of a country or other area.

Economies, by political & social ideological structure

See also: Schools of economic thought

Economies, by scope

Economies, by regulation

Economic elements

Economic activities

Economic forces

Economic problems

Trends and influences

Economic measures

Economic participants

Economic politics

Economic policy

Economic policy





Types of markets

Aspects of markets

Market forms

Market form

Market-oriented activities




Resource management

Resource management

Factors of production

Factors of production





Economic theory

Economic ideologies

History of economics

History of economic thought

History of economic thought

Economic history

Economic history

General economic concepts

Economics organizations

Economics publications

Persons influential in the field of economics

Nobel Memorial Prize–winning economic historians

Other notable economic historians

See also