Economics Terms

  1. Happiness Economics

  2. Hard Landing

  3. Hard Loan

  4. Hard Money

  5. Hardship Exemption

  6. Harmonic Average

  7. Harmonized Index Of Consumer Prices - HICP

  8. HARPEX Shipping Index

  9. Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act Of 1976

  10. Hawk

  11. Headline Inflation

  12. Health Insurance Marketplace

  13. Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act - HIPAA

  14. Health Plan Categories

  15. Healthcare Sector

  16. Heatmap

  17. Heavy Industry

  18. Heckscher-Ohlin Model

  19. Hedonic Regression

  20. Helicopter Drop

  21. Her Majesty's (HM) Treasury

  22. Heterodox Economics

  23. Heteroskedastic

  24. Heteroskedasticity

  25. Hidden Taxes

  26. Hierarchy Of GAAP

  27. High-Deductible Health Plan - HDHP

  28. High-Frequency Trading - HFT

  29. High-Speed Data Feed

  30. High-Yield Bond

  31. Highly Leveraged Transaction - HLT

  32. HIPAA Waiver of Authorization

  33. Histogram

  34. Historical Returns

  35. Historical Volatility - HV

  36. Hockey Stick Bidding

  37. Hockey Stick Chart

  38. Hodrick-Prescott (HP) Filter

  39. Holocaust Restitution Payments

  40. Home Market Effect

  41. Homoskedastic

  42. Hong Kong Monetary Authority - HKMA

  43. Hope Now Alliance

  44. Horizontal Equity

  45. Horizontal Integration

  46. Horizontal Market

  47. Horizontal Merger

  48. Hospital Visitation Authorization

  49. Hot Waitress Economic Index

  50. House Call

  51. House Maintenance Requirement

  52. Housing And Economic Recovery Act (HERA)

  53. Housing Bubble

  54. Housing Policy Council - HPC

  55. Hubbert Curve

  56. Hubbert Peak Theory

  57. Human Development Index - HDI

  58. Hybrid Indicator

  59. Hyperbolic Absolute Risk Aversion

  60. Hyperdeflation

  61. Hyperinflation

  62. Hypothesis Testing

  63. Hysteresis

  64. ICE LIBOR

  65. Ifo Business Climate Survey

  66. IMF Nonfuel Commodity Index

  67. Immediate Credit

  68. Immunization

  69. Impaired Credit

  70. Imperfect Competition

  71. Implementation Lag

  72. Implicit Cost

  73. Implicit Rental Rate

  74. Implied Call

  75. Import

  76. Import And Export Prices

  77. Import Duty

  78. Import Substitution Industrialization (ISI)

  79. Impression

  80. Imputed Value

  81. In The Tank

  82. Income Effect

  83. Income Elasticity Of Demand

  84. Income Risk

  85. Income Spreading

  86. Incoterms

  87. Incremental Capital Output Ratio - ICOR

  88. Incremental Tax

  89. Incremental Value At Risk

  90. Indentured Servitude

  91. Index Divisor

  92. Index Of Economic Freedom

  93. Indexation

  94. Indifference Curve

  95. Indirect Bidder

  96. Individual Transfer Quota - ITQ

  97. Induced Taxes

  98. Industrial Organization

  99. Industrial Production Index - IPI

  100. Industrial Revolution

Hot Definitions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. Retail Sales

    An aggregated measure of the sales of retail goods over a stated time period, typically based on a data sampling that is extrapolated to model an entire country. In the U.S., the retail sales report is a monthly economic indicator compiled and released by the Census Bureau and the Department of Commerce.
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