Economics Terms

  1. Regulation W

  2. Regulation X

  3. Regulation Y

  4. Regulation Z

  5. Regulatory Accounting Principles - RAP

  6. Regulatory Arbitrage

  7. Regulatory Risk

  8. Reinhard Selten

  9. Relapse Rate

  10. Remote Disbursement

  11. Rent Ceiling

  12. Rent Regulation

  13. Rent-Seeking

  14. Repo 105

  15. Representative Sample

  16. Repudiation

  17. Required Rate Of Return - RRR

  18. Rescaled Range Analysis

  19. Research Analyst

  20. Reservable Deposit

  21. Reserve Assets

  22. Reserve Bank of Australia

  23. Reserve Bank Of India - RBI

  24. Reserve Bank Of New Zealand

  25. Reserve City Bank

  26. Reserve Currency

  27. Reserve Ratio

  28. Reserve Requirements

  29. Reserve Tranche

  30. Reserve-Replacement Ratio

  31. Reset Margin

  32. Resident Alien

  33. Residual Standard Deviation

  34. Residual Sum Of Squares - RSS

  35. Resolution Funding Corporation - REFCORP

  36. Resource Curse

  37. Response Lag

  38. Retail Foreign Exchange Dealer - RFED

  39. Retention Tax

  40. Revealed Preference

  41. Revenue Act Of 1862

  42. Revenue Agent

  43. Revenue Officer

  44. Revenue Per Available Seat Mile - RASM

  45. Revenue Ruling

  46. Revenue Ton Mile

  47. Reykjavik Interbank Offered Rate - REIBOR

  48. RHS Loan

  49. Ricardian Equivalence

  50. Ricardo-Barro Effect

  51. Richmond Manufacturing Index

  52. RICS House Price Balance

  53. Rig Utilization Rate

  54. Risk

  55. Risk Analysis

  56. Risk Measures

  57. Risk Participation

  58. Risk-Adjusted Return

  59. Risk-Based Capital Requirement

  60. Risk-Based Deposit Insurance

  61. Risk-On Risk-Off

  62. RiskGrades - RG

  63. Rival Good

  64. Robber Barons

  65. Robert A. Mundell

  66. Robert F. Engle III

  67. Robert J. Aumann

  68. Robinson-Patman Act

  69. Robo-Signer

  70. Robust

  71. Rollover Risk

  72. Ronald H. Coase

  73. Rose-Colored Recession

  74. Rubinomics

  75. Rule 10b-5

  76. Rule Of 70

  77. Rule Of 72

  78. Runs Test

  79. Rural Housing Service - RHS

  80. Rust Belt

  81. Rust Bowl

  82. Sacrifice Ratio

  83. Salad Oil Scandal

  84. Sale and Repurchase Agreement - SRA

  85. Sales Price Variance

  86. Sales Tax

  87. Same-Day Funds

  88. Sample

  89. Sample Selection Bias

  90. Sampling

  91. Sampling Distribution

  92. Sampling Error

  93. Sanford J. Grossman

  94. Sarbanes-Oxley Act Of 2002 - SOX

  95. Savings And Loan Crisis - S&L

  96. Say's Law Of Markets

  97. Scarcity Principle

  98. Scattergraph Method

  99. Scenario Analysis

  100. Schedule 13E-4F

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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