The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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  • David Evans
Reference work entry


Autarky means self-sufficiency, especially economic self-sufficiency. The term appears most frequently in economic literature, both as a theoretical construct deployed in the theory of comparative advantage, and as a policy of economic self-sufficiency.

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