One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Usually with singular concord. The branch of economics concerned with the countryside or rural life and activities, especially agriculture.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Walter Harte (d. 1774), writer. From rural + economics.
rural economics/ˌrʊərəl ˌiːkəˈnɒmɪks//ˌrʊər(ə)l ˌiːkəˈnɒmɪks//ˌrʊərəl ˌɛkəˈnɒmɪks/
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