Economics Terms

  1. Commercial Hedger

  2. Commercial Paper Funding Facility - CPFF

  3. Commercial Policy

  4. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States - CFIUS

  5. Committee On Payment And Settlement Systems - CPSS

  6. Commodity

  7. Commodity Channel Index - CCI

  8. Commodity Credit Corporation - CCC

  9. Commodity Index

  10. Commodity Market

  11. Commodity Paper

  12. Commodity Pool

  13. Commodity Pool Operator - CPO

  14. Commodity Trading Advisor - CTA

  15. Common Gap

  16. Common Pool Resource - CPR

  17. Communism

  18. Commuted Value

  19. Comparative Advantage

  20. Competition In Contracting Act - CICA

  21. Competitive Advantage

  22. Competitive Devaluation

  23. Competitive Equilibriums

  24. Competitive Pricing

  25. Complement

  26. Composite Index of Coincident Indicators

  27. Composite Index of Leading Indicators

  28. Compound Annual Growth Rate - CAGR

  29. Compound Probability

  30. Compound Return

  31. Comptroller General

  32. Compustat

  33. Concentration Ratio

  34. Condemnation

  35. Conditional Probability

  36. Conditional Value At Risk - CVaR

  37. Conditionality

  38. Conduit Financing

  39. Confederation Of British Industry - CBI

  40. Confidence Interval

  41. Conflict Theory

  42. Congestion Pricing

  43. Congress

  44. Congressional Oversight Panel - COP

  45. Constant Default Rate - CDR

  46. Constant Dollar

  47. Constant Maturity

  48. Constitutional Economics - CE

  49. Construction Spending

  50. Constructive Sale Rule - Section 1259

  51. Consular Invoice

  52. Consumer Advisory Council - CAC

  53. Consumer Confidence Index - CCI

  54. Consumer Credit Protection Act Of 1968

  55. Consumer Cyclicals

  56. Consumer Goods

  57. Consumer Internet Barometer

  58. Consumer Price Index - CPI

  59. Consumer Price Index For All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)

  60. Consumer Price Index For Urban Wage Earners And Clerical Workers - CPI-W

  61. Consumer Product Safety Commission - CPSC

  62. Consumer Sentiment

  63. Consumer Spending

  64. Consumer Surplus

  65. Consumption Function

  66. Contagion

  67. Contemporaneous Reserves

  68. Contestable Market Theory

  69. Contingent Guarantee

  70. Continuous Bond

  71. Contract Theory

  72. Contraction

  73. Contractionary Policy

  74. Control

  75. Convenience Good

  76. Conventional Cash Flow

  77. Copey

  78. Copula

  79. Core Durable Goods Orders

  80. Core Inflation

  81. Corn/Hog Ratio

  82. Corner A Market

  83. Corporate Credit Rating

  84. Corporate Inversion

  85. Correlation

  86. Correlation Coefficient

  87. Coskewness

  88. Cost and Freight - CFR

  89. Cost Control

  90. Cost Of Labor

  91. Cost of Living

  92. Cost Of Living Adjustment - COLA

  93. Cost Of Revenue

  94. Cost Per Available Seat Mile - CASM

  95. Cost, Insurance and Freight - CIF

  96. Cost-Push Inflation

  97. Cost-Sharing Reductions

  98. Council of Economic Advisors - CEA

  99. Counter-Cyclical Stock

  100. Countertrade

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