Recently, a government official gave me a business card that stated the official's department as "Ministry of Economy."
I did a double take, because, in my mind, I took that to mean "Ministry of Thrift" or "Ministry of Frugality" rather than the department that oversees a nation's economy.
As a non-native English speaker, I would have used "Ministry of the Economy" to refer to the latter concept.
However, a quick search online showed the usage "Ministry of Economy" to be rather prevalent. Could anyone please clear this up for me?