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    Hello.
    In the wikipedia is two item with this sentences:

    "Industrial organization is a field of economics that studies the strategic behavior of firms, the structure of markets and their interactions."

    "In microeconomics, industrial organization is the field which describes the behavior of firms in the marketplace with regard to production, pricing, employment and other decisions."

    in the first sentence indefinite article, in the second definite article, what is correct?

    Thanks.

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    Hello, I am not a student,

    but when you use the definite article is to talk about one thing specifically or if you have already talked about the subject before.

    See you soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diver View Post
    Hello.
    In the wikipedia is two item with this sentences:

    "Industrial organization is a field of economics that studies the strategic behavior of firms, the structure of markets and their interactions."

    "In microeconomics, industrial organization is the field which describes the behavior of firms in the marketplace with regard to production, pricing, employment and other decisions."

    in the first sentence indefinite article, in the second definite article, what is correct?

    Thanks.
    In the first sentence a field means: Industrial organisation is one field study out of many fields covered by economics.
    In the second sentence the field means: Industrial organisation is a specific field of study in microeconomics.
    Let me elaborate a bit more:
    Economics is a vast subject having two major fields:
    Macroeconomics studies a nation or the world's economy as a whole, using data about inflation, unemployment and industrial production to understand the past and predict the future. (the study of financial systems at a national level and their application in practice to different areas are called fields )

    Microeconomics studies the behavior of specific sectors of the economy, such as companies, industries, Industrial organization, households, consumers etc and their application is called fields.

    I hope this helps.

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