Economics Terms

  1. Hard Landing

  2. Hard Loan

  3. Hard Money

  4. Hardship Exemption

  5. Harmonic Average

  6. Harmonized Index Of Consumer Prices - HICP

  7. HARPEX Shipping Index

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

  9. Hawk

  10. Headline Inflation

  11. Health Insurance Marketplace

  12. Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act - HIPAA

  13. Health Plan Categories

  14. Healthcare Sector

  15. Heatmap

  16. Heavy Industry

  17. Heckscher-Ohlin Model

  18. Hedonic Regression

  19. Helicopter Drop

  20. Her Majesty's (HM) Treasury

  21. Heterodox Economics

  22. Heteroskedastic

  23. Heteroskedasticity

  24. Hidden Taxes

  25. Hierarchy Of GAAP

  26. High-Deductible Health Plan - HDHP

  27. High-Frequency Trading - HFT

  28. High-Speed Data Feed

  29. High-Yield Bond

  30. Highly Leveraged Transaction - HLT

  31. HIPAA Waiver of Authorization

  32. Histogram

  33. Historical Returns

  34. Historical Volatility - HV

  35. Hockey Stick Bidding

  36. Hockey Stick Chart

  37. Hodrick-Prescott (HP) Filter

  38. Holocaust Restitution Payments

  39. Home Market Effect

  40. Homoskedastic

  41. Hong Kong Monetary Authority - HKMA

  42. Hope Now Alliance

  43. Horizontal Equity

  44. Horizontal Integration

  45. Horizontal Market

  46. Horizontal Merger

  47. Hospital Visitation Authorization

  48. Hot Waitress Economic Index

  49. House Call

  50. House Maintenance Requirement

  51. Housing And Economic Recovery Act (HERA)

  52. Housing Bubble

  53. Housing Choice Voucher Program

  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


  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
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    A swap with varying combinations of interest rate, currency and equity swap features, where payments are based on the movement of two different countries' interest rates. This is also referred to as a differential or "diff" swap.
  2. Genuine Progress Indicator - GPI

    A metric used to measure the economic growth of a country. It is often considered as a replacement to the more well known gross domestic product (GDP) economic indicator. The GPI indicator takes everything the GDP uses into account, but also adds other figures that represent the cost of the negative effects related to economic activity (such as the cost of crime, cost of ozone depletion and cost of resource depletion, among others).
  3. Accelerated Share Repurchase - ASR

    A specific method by which corporations can repurchase outstanding shares of their stock. The accelerated share repurchase (ASR) is usually accomplished by the corporation purchasing shares of its stock from an investment bank. The investment bank borrows the shares from clients or share lenders and sells them to the company.
  4. Microeconomic Pricing Model

    A model of the way prices are set within a market for a given good. According to this model, prices are set based on the balance of supply and demand in the market. In general, profit incentives are said to resemble an "invisible hand" that guides competing participants to an equilibrium price. The demand curve in this model is determined by consumers attempting to maximize their utility, given their budget.
  5. Centralized Market

    A financial market structure that consists of having all orders routed to one central exchange with no other competing market. The quoted prices of the various securities listed on the exchange represent the only price that is available to investors seeking to buy or sell the specific asset.
  6. Balanced Investment Strategy

    A portfolio allocation and management method aimed at balancing risk and return. Such portfolios are generally divided equally between equities and fixed-income securities.
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