Economics Terms

  1. Platykurtic

  2. Platykurtosis

  3. Plaza Accord

  4. Pledging Requirement

  5. Plutocracy

  6. Plutonomy

  7. Poisson Distribution

  8. Policy Mix

  9. Political Economy

  10. Political Risk

  11. Polynomial Trending

  12. Population

  13. Pork-Barrel Politics

  14. Portable Alpha

  15. Porter Diamond

  16. Portfolio Variance

  17. Positional Goods

  18. Positive Correlation

  19. Positive Economics

  20. Posterior Probability

  21. Potash

  22. Poverty

  23. Poverty Gap

  24. Poverty Trap

  25. PRAM Model

  26. Predatory Dumping

  27. Predatory Pricing

  28. Prediction Market

  29. Predictive Analytics

  30. Preparer Tax Identification Number - PTIN

  31. Prepayment Model

  32. Present Situation Index

  33. Preventive Services

  34. Price Band

  35. Price Ceiling

  36. Price Controls

  37. Price Elasticity Of Demand

  38. Price Inflation

  39. Price Level

  40. Price Level Targeting

  41. Price Maker

  42. Price Sensitivity

  43. Price Stickiness

  44. Pricing Power

  45. Primary Dealer

  46. Primary Dealer Credit Facility - PDCF

  47. Primary Regulator

  48. Primary Reserves

  49. Prime

  50. Prime Bank

  51. Prime Rate

  52. Prior Probability

  53. Prisoner's Dilemma

  54. Private Export Funding Corporation - PEFCO

  55. Private Finance Initiative - PFI

  56. Private Good

  57. Private Letter Ruling - PLR

  58. Private Sector Adjustment Factor - PSAF

  59. Privatizing Profits And Socializing Losses

  60. Pro-Forma Forecast

  61. Pro-Forma Invoice

  62. Probability Density Function - PDF

  63. Probability Distribution

  64. Problem Loan

  65. Problem Loan Ratio

  66. Procyclic

  67. Producer Price Index - PPI

  68. Producer Surplus

  69. Product Life Cycle

  70. Production Cost

  71. Production Credit Association - PCA

  72. Production Efficiency

  73. Production Gap

  74. Production Possibility Frontier - PPF

  75. Productivity

  76. Profitability Index Rule

  77. Progressive Tax

  78. Project Notes

  79. Proportional Tax

  80. Protectionism

  81. Proved Reserves

  82. Proxy Tax

  83. Public Elevator

  84. Public Good

  85. Public Sector Net Borrowing

  86. Public-Private Investment Program - PPIP

  87. Pump Priming

  88. Pundit

  89. Purchase and Resale Agreements - PRAs

  90. Purchasing Managers Index - PMI

  91. Purchasing Power

  92. Purchasing Power Loss/Gain

  93. Purchasing Power Parity - PPP

  94. Push On A String

  95. Pyramid Scheme

  96. Pyrrhic Victory

  97. Q Ratio (Tobin's Q Ratio)

  98. Qualified Disclaimer

  99. Qualified Exchange Accommodation Arrangements

  100. Qualified Reservist

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