Economics Terms

  1. Treasury Secretary

  2. Tree Diagram

  3. Trembling Hand Perfect Equilibrium

  4. Trickle-Down Theory

  5. Triggering Term

  6. Trilateral Commission

  7. Trillion Dollar Coin

  8. Trimmed Mean

  9. Triple Bottom Line

  10. Triple Exponential Average - TRIX

  11. Troubled Asset

  12. Troubled Asset Relief Program - TARP

  13. Truck Tonnage Index

  14. True Cost Economics

  15. Truth In Lending Act - TILA

  16. Truth in Savings Act

  17. Trygve Haavelmo

  18. Tuck-In Acquisition

  19. Tulipmania

  20. Two-Tailed Test

  21. Two-Way ANOVA

  22. Tying

  23. Type I Error

  24. Type II Error

  25. U-Shaped Recovery

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

  27. U.S. House Financial Services Committee

  28. Unannualized

  29. Unbiased Predictor

  30. Uncle Sam

  31. Unconditional Probability

  32. Unconventional Cash Flow

  33. Uncovered Interest Rate Parity - UIP

  34. Underconsumption

  35. Underemployment

  36. Underemployment Equilibrium

  37. Underlying Mortality Assumption

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

  39. Underwater Mortgage

  40. Uneconomic Growth

  41. Unemployment

  42. Unemployment Claim

  43. Unemployment Income

  44. Unemployment Rate

  45. Uniform Bill Of Lading

  46. Uniform Consumer Credit Code - UCCC

  47. Uniform Distribution

  48. Uniform Individual Accident And Sickness Policy Provisions Act

  49. Uniform Partnership Act - UPA

  50. Uniform Premarital Agreement Act

  51. Uniform Reciprocal Licensing Act

  52. Uniform Rules For Demand Guarantees - URDG

  53. Uniform Securities Act

  54. Unilateral Transfer

  55. Unique Indicator

  56. Unit Cost

  57. Unit Sales

  58. Unitary Thrift

  59. United Nations - UN

  60. United Nations Commission on International Trade Law - UNCITRAL

  61. United States Agency For International Development - USAID

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

  63. Universal Health Care Coverage

  64. Unlimited Marital Deduction

  65. Unrelated Business Taxable Income - UBTI

  66. Unsatisfied Judgment Fund

  67. Unsold Inventory Index

  68. Unstated Interest Paid

  69. Unsterilized Foreign Exchange Intervention

  70. Unweighted Index

  71. Upgrade

  72. Urban Development Act Of 1970

  73. USDA

  74. Use And Occupancy - U&O

  75. Use Tax

  76. Utilitarianism

  77. Utility

  78. V-Shaped Recovery

  79. Valuation Mortality Table

  80. Valuation Premium

  81. Value At Risk - VaR

  82. Value-Added Tax - VAT

  83. Valued Marine Policy

  84. Variability

  85. Variable Cost

  86. Variable Cost Ratio

  87. Variable Cost-Plus Pricing

  88. Variable Interest Entity - VIE

  89. Variable Interest Rate

  90. Variance

  91. Variance Inflation Factor

  92. Vasicek Interest Rate Model

  93. Veblen Good

  94. Velocity Of Money

  95. Venn Diagram

  96. Vertical Equity

  97. Vertical Integration

  98. Vertical Market

  99. Veteran's Administration

  100. Vis Major

Hot Definitions
  1. Oil Reserves

    An estimate of the amount of crude oil located in a particular economic region. Oil reserves must have the potential of being extracted under current technological constraints. For example, if oil pools are located at unattainable depths, they would not be considered part of the nation's reserves.
  2. Joint Venture - JV

    A business arrangement in which two or more parties agree to pool their resources for the purpose of accomplishing a specific task. This task can be a new project or any other business activity. In a joint venture (JV), each of the participants is responsible for profits, losses and costs associated with it.
  3. Aggregate Risk

    The exposure of a bank, financial institution, or any type of major investor to foreign exchange contracts - both spot and forward - from a single counterparty or client. Aggregate risk in forex may also be defined as the total exposure of an entity to changes or fluctuations in currency rates.
  4. Organic Growth

    The growth rate that a company can achieve by increasing output and enhancing sales. This excludes any profits or growth acquired from takeovers, acquisitions or mergers. Takeovers, acquisitions and mergers do not bring about profits generated within the company, and are therefore not considered organic.
  5. Family Limited Partnership - FLP

    A type of partnership designed to centralize family business or investment accounts. FLPs pool together a family's assets into one single family-owned business partnership that family members own shares of. FLPs are frequently used as an estate tax minimization strategy, as shares in the FLP can be transferred between generations, at lower taxation rates than would be applied to the partnership's holdings.
  6. Yield Burning

    The illegal practice of underwriters marking up the prices on bonds for the purpose of reducing the yield on the bond. This practice, referred to as "burning the yield," is done after the bond is placed in escrow for an investor who is awaiting repayment.
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