Economics Terms

  1. Treasury International Capital - TIC

  2. Treasury Secretary

  3. Tree Diagram

  4. Trembling Hand Perfect Equilibrium

  5. Trickle-Down Theory

  6. Triggering Term

  7. Trilateral Commission

  8. Trillion Dollar Coin

  9. Trimmed Mean

  10. Triple Bottom Line

  11. Triple Exponential Average - TRIX

  12. Troubled Asset

  13. Troubled Asset Relief Program - TARP

  14. Truck Tonnage Index

  15. True Cost Economics

  16. Truth In Lending Act - TILA

  17. Truth in Savings Act

  18. Trygve Haavelmo

  19. Tuck-In Acquisition

  20. Tulipmania

  21. Two-Tailed Test

  22. Two-Way ANOVA

  23. Tying

  24. Type I Error

  25. Type II Error

  26. U-Shaped Recovery

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

  28. U.S. House Financial Services Committee

  29. Unannualized

  30. Unbiased Predictor

  31. Uncle Sam

  32. Unconditional Probability

  33. Unconventional Cash Flow

  34. Uncovered Interest Rate Parity - UIP

  35. Underconsumption

  36. Underemployment

  37. Underemployment Equilibrium

  38. Underlying Mortality Assumption

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

  40. Underwater Mortgage

  41. Uneconomic Growth

  42. Unemployment

  43. Unemployment Claim

  44. Unemployment Income

  45. Unemployment Rate

  46. Uniform Bill Of Lading

  47. Uniform Consumer Credit Code - UCCC

  48. Uniform Distribution

  49. Uniform Individual Accident And Sickness Policy Provisions Act

  50. Uniform Partnership Act - UPA

  51. Uniform Premarital Agreement Act

  52. Uniform Reciprocal Licensing Act

  53. Uniform Rules For Demand Guarantees - URDG

  54. Uniform Securities Act

  55. Unilateral Transfer

  56. Unique Indicator

  57. Unit Cost

  58. Unit Sales

  59. Unitary Thrift

  60. United Nations - UN

  61. United Nations Commission on International Trade Law - UNCITRAL

  62. United States Agency For International Development - USAID

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

  64. Universal Health Care Coverage

  65. Unlimited Marital Deduction

  66. Unrelated Business Taxable Income - UBTI

  67. Unsatisfied Judgment Fund

  68. Unsold Inventory Index

  69. Unstated Interest Paid

  70. Unsterilized Foreign Exchange Intervention

  71. Unweighted Index

  72. Upgrade

  73. Urban Development Act Of 1970

  74. USDA

  75. Use And Occupancy - U&O

  76. Use Tax

  77. Utilitarianism

  78. Utility

  79. V-Shaped Recovery

  80. Valuation Mortality Table

  81. Valuation Premium

  82. Value At Risk - VaR

  83. Value-Added Tax - VAT

  84. Valued Marine Policy

  85. Variability

  86. Variable Cost

  87. Variable Cost Ratio

  88. Variable Cost-Plus Pricing

  89. Variable Interest Entity - VIE

  90. Variable Interest Rate

  91. Variance

  92. Variance Inflation Factor

  93. Vasicek Interest Rate Model

  94. Veblen Good

  95. Velocity Of Money

  96. Venn Diagram

  97. Vertical Equity

  98. Vertical Integration

  99. Vertical Market

  100. Veteran's Administration

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    When a defined benefit pension provider offloads some or all of the plan’s risk – e.g.: retirement payment liabilities to former employee beneficiaries. The plan sponsor can do this by offering vested plan participants a lump-sum payment to voluntarily leave the plan, or by negotiating with an insurance company to take on the responsibility for paying benefits.
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    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).
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  6. 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.
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