Economics Terms

  1. Financial Account

  2. 100% Equities Strategy

  3. 1040 Form

  4. 11th District Cost of Funds Index - COFI

  5. 183-Day Rule

  6. 1913 Federal Reserve Act

  7. 2011 U.S. Debt Ceiling Crisis

  8. 501(c)

  9. 60-Plus Delinquencies

  10. 90-Day Letter

  11. A Priori Probability

  12. A+/A1

  13. A-/A3

  14. A/A2

  15. AA+/Aa1

  16. AAA

  17. ABA Transit Number

  18. Abatement

  19. Ability To Pay

  20. Ability To Repay

  21. Ability-To-Pay Taxation

  22. Abnormal Return

  23. Above Full-Employment Equilibrium

  24. Absolute Advantage

  25. Absolute Frequency

  26. Absorption Rate

  27. Accelerated Cost Recovery System - ACRS

  28. Acceleration Principle

  29. Accelerator Theory

  30. Acceptable Quality Level - AQL

  31. Acceptance Sampling

  32. Acceptance Testing

  33. Accident-Year Statistics

  34. Accommodative Monetary Policy

  35. Accountable Care Organizations

  36. Accounting Changes And Error Correction

  37. Accounting Convention

  38. Accounting Interpretation

  39. Accounting Principles Board - APB

  40. Accounting Standards Executive Committee - AcSEC

  41. ACNielsen

  42. Active Money

  43. Activity Driver Analysis

  44. Actual Return

  45. Actuarial Age

  46. Actuarial Assumption

  47. Actuarial Consultant

  48. Actuarial Equivalent

  49. Actuarial Gain Or Loss

  50. Actuarial Life Table

  51. Actuarial Risk

  52. Actuarial Science

  53. Actuarial Service

  54. Actuarial Valuation

  55. Actuarial Value

  56. Actuary

  57. Ad Valorem Tax

  58. Adam Smith

  59. Addition Rule For Probabilities

  60. Additional Child Tax Credit

  61. Additional Personal Allowance

  62. Address Coding Guide - ACG

  63. Adjusted Mean

  64. Adjustment Credit

  65. Administered Price

  66. Admiralty Court

  67. Admiralty Liability

  68. Admiralty Proceeding

  69. ADP National Employment Report

  70. Advance Corporation Tax - ACT

  71. Advance Determination Ruling - ADR

  72. Advanced Economies

  73. Advanced Premium Tax Credit

  74. Advertising Elasticity Of Demand - AED

  75. Affirmative Obligation

  76. Affordability Index

  77. Affordable Care Act

  78. African Development Bank - ADB

  79. Agency MBS Purchase

  80. Agflation

  81. Aggregate Capacity Management

  82. Aggregate Demand

  83. Aggregate Function

  84. Aggregate Hours

  85. Aggregate Mortality Table

  86. Aggregate Risk

  87. Aggregate Supply

  88. Agreement Corporation

  89. Agricultural Credit

  90. Agricultural Sector Investment Program - ASIP

  91. Agroforestry

  92. Air Cargo Insurance

  93. Air Waybill - AWB

  94. Alan Greenspan

  95. Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund

  96. Algebraic Method

  97. All-In Cost

  98. All-Pay Auction

  99. Allocational Efficiency

  100. Alpha

Hot Definitions
  1. Yield Burning

    The illegal practice of underwriters marking up the prices on bonds for the purpose of reducing the yield on the bond. This practice, referred to as "burning the yield," is done after the bond is placed in escrow for an investor who is awaiting repayment.
  2. Marginal Analysis

    An examination of the additional benefits of an activity compared to the additional costs of that activity. Companies use marginal analysis as a decision-making tool to help them maximize their profits. Individuals unconsciously use marginal analysis to make a host of everyday decisions. Marginal analysis is also widely used in microeconomics when analyzing how a complex system is affected by marginal manipulation of its comprising variables.
  3. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities - TIPS

    A treasury security that is indexed to inflation in order to protect investors from the negative effects of inflation. TIPS are considered an extremely low-risk investment since they are backed by the U.S. government and since their par value rises with inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, while their interest rate remains fixed.
  4. Gilt-Edged Switching

    The selling and repurchasing of certain high-grade stocks or bonds to capture profits. Gilt-edged switching involves gilt-edged security, which can be high-grade stock or bond issued by a financially stable company such as the Blue Chip companies or by certain governments.
  5. Master Limited Partnership - MLP

    A type of limited partnership that is publicly traded. There are two types of partners in this type of partnership: The limited partner is the person or group that provides the capital to the MLP and receives periodic income distributions from the MLP's cash flow, whereas the general partner is the party responsible for managing the MLP's affairs and receives compensation that is linked to the performance of the venture.
  6. Class Action

    An action where an individual represents a group in a court claim. The judgment from the suit is for all the members of the group (class).
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