Economics Terms

  1. Transfer Payment

  2. Treasury Automated Auction Processing System - TAAPS

  3. Treasury Direct

  4. Treasury General Account

  5. Treasury International Capital - TIC

  6. Treasury Secretary

  7. Tree Diagram

  8. Trembling Hand Perfect Equilibrium

  9. Trickle-Down Theory

  10. Triggering Term

  11. Trilateral Commission

  12. Trillion Dollar Coin

  13. Trimmed Mean

  14. Triple Bottom Line

  15. Triple Exponential Average - TRIX

  16. Troubled Asset

  17. Troubled Asset Relief Program - TARP

  18. Truck Tonnage Index

  19. True Cost Economics

  20. Truth In Lending Act - TILA

  21. Truth in Savings Act

  22. Trygve Haavelmo

  23. Tuck-In Acquisition

  24. Tulipmania

  25. Two-Tailed Test

  26. Two-Way ANOVA

  27. Tying

  28. Type I Error

  29. Type II Error

  30. U-Shaped Recovery

  31. U.S. Bureau Of Engraving And Printing - BEP

  32. U.S. House Financial Services Committee

  33. Unannualized

  34. Unbiased Predictor

  35. Uncle Sam

  36. Unconditional Probability

  37. Unconventional Cash Flow

  38. Uncovered Interest Rate Parity - UIP

  39. Underconsumption

  40. Underemployment

  41. Underemployment Equilibrium

  42. Underlying Mortality Assumption

  43. Undertakings For The Collective Investment Of Transferable Securities - UCITS

  44. Underwater Mortgage

  45. Uneconomic Growth

  46. Unemployment

  47. Unemployment Claim

  48. Unemployment Income

  49. Unemployment Rate

  50. Uniform Bill Of Lading

  51. Uniform Consumer Credit Code - UCCC

  52. Uniform Distribution

  53. Uniform Individual Accident And Sickness Policy Provisions Act

  54. Uniform Partnership Act - UPA

  55. Uniform Premarital Agreement Act

  56. Uniform Reciprocal Licensing Act

  57. Uniform Rules For Demand Guarantees - URDG

  58. Uniform Securities Act

  59. Unilateral Transfer

  60. Unique Indicator

  61. Unit Cost

  62. Unit Sales

  63. Unitary Thrift

  64. United Nations - UN

  65. United Nations Commission on International Trade Law - UNCITRAL

  66. United States Agency For International Development - USAID

  67. United States Longshore And Harbor Workers' Compensation Act Of 1927- LHWCA

  68. Universal Health Care Coverage

  69. Unlimited Marital Deduction

  70. Unrelated Business Taxable Income - UBTI

  71. Unsatisfied Judgment Fund

  72. Unsold Inventory Index

  73. Unstated Interest Paid

  74. Unsterilized Foreign Exchange Intervention

  75. Unweighted Index

  76. Upgrade

  77. Urban Development Act Of 1970

  78. USDA

  79. Use And Occupancy - U&O

  80. Use Tax

  81. Utilitarianism

  82. Utility

  83. V-Shaped Recovery

  84. Valuation Mortality Table

  85. Valuation Premium

  86. Value At Risk - VaR

  87. Value-Added Tax - VAT

  88. Valued Marine Policy

  89. Variability

  90. Variable Cost

  91. Variable Cost Ratio

  92. Variable Cost-Plus Pricing

  93. Variable Interest Entity - VIE

  94. Variable Interest Rate

  95. Variance

  96. Variance Inflation Factor

  97. Vasicek Interest Rate Model

  98. Veblen Good

  99. Velocity Of Money

  100. Venn Diagram

Hot Definitions
  1. Walras' Law

    An economics law that suggests that the existence of excess supply in one market must be matched by excess demand in another market so that it balances out. So when examining a specific market, if all other markets are in equilibrium, Walras' Law asserts that the examined market is also in equilibrium.
  2. Market Segmentation

    A marketing term referring to the aggregating of prospective buyers into groups (segments) that have common needs and will respond similarly to a marketing action. Market segmentation enables companies to target different categories of consumers who perceive the full value of certain products and services differently from one another.
  3. Effective Annual Interest Rate

    An investment's annual rate of interest when compounding occurs more often than once a year. Calculated as the following:
  4. Debit Spread

    Two options with different market prices that an investor trades on the same underlying security. The higher priced option is purchased and the lower premium option is sold - both at the same time. The higher the debit spread, the greater the initial cash outflow the investor will incur on the transaction.
  5. Odious Debt

    Money borrowed by one country from another country and then misappropriated by national rulers. A nation's debt becomes odious debt when government leaders use borrowed funds in ways that don't benefit or even oppress citizens. Some legal scholars argue that successor governments should not be held accountable for odious debt incurred by earlier regimes, but there is no consensus on how odious debt should actually be treated.
  6. Takeover

    A corporate action where an acquiring company makes a bid for an acquiree. If the target company is publicly traded, the acquiring company will make an offer for the outstanding shares.
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