Economics Terms

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  1. Quantitative Easing

    An unconventional monetary policy in which a central bank purchases private sector financial assets in order to lower interest ...
  2. Risk Averse

    A description of an investor who, when faced with two investments with a similar expected return (but different risks), will ...
  3. Indirect Tax

    A tax that increases the price of a good so that consumers are actually paying the tax by paying more for the products. An ...
  4. Zero-Sum Game

    A situation in which one person’s gain is equivalent to another’s loss, so that the net change in wealth or benefit is zero. ...
  5. Beta

    Beta is a measure of the volatility, or systematic risk, of a security or a portfolio in comparison to the market as a whole. ...
  6. Demand Elasticity

    In economics, the demand elasticity refers to how sensitive the demand for a good is to changes in other economic variables. ...
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