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 , updated on March 18, 2023
Economics is the means by which humans build value to transcend need, poverty and risk. The term stems from the Ancient Greek oikos nomos that's literally translated "rules of the house." This is suitable because economies are essentially a set of rules for production, employment, exchanging value, distributing and storing wealth. The following are everyday examples of economics.
Bailouts
Barriers to entry
Barriers to exit
Bond markets
Business cycles
Business economics
Capital
Capital goods
Central banks
Commodities
Commodity markets
Comparative advantage
Consumer behavior
Currency wars
Default
Deflation
Depressions
Division of labor
Economic bads - bad things produced as a side effect of producing economic goods
Economic change
Economic classes
Economic growth
Economic systems
Economies of scale
Efficiency
Efficient market hypothesis
Entrepreneurship
Environmental and social externalities e.g. an economic system that causes environmental injustice
Exchange rates
Financial crisis
Financial markets
Fiscal policy
Food economics
Free riding - benefiting without paying or contributing
Free trade
Global economy
Globalization
Goods and services
Gross domestic product (GDP)
Human capital
Hyperinflation
Incomes
Inflation
Interest rates
International trade
Investment
Labor markets
Macroeconomics - behavior of economies as a whole
Marginal analysis - effect of one more of something
Market competition
Market efficiency
Market failure
Microeconomics - behavior of firms and individuals
Microfinance
Monetary policy
Money
Monopolies
Natural resources
Network effect - services that are worth more because they have many users
Offshoring
Oligopolies
Opportunity cost
Outsourcing
Overexploitation of resources
Perverse incentives - destructive behavior that's rewarded by an economic system
Post scarcity - a theoretical future economic system that produces enough for everyone without much labor
Poverty
Price discrimination - charging customers more or less mostly based on price sensitivity
Price economics
Price wars
Producer surplus
Productivity
Property rights
Protectionism
Public spending
Real estate markets
Recessions
Regressive taxation - taxing low income groups more
Savings
Scarcity
Small businesses
Social stratification
Sovereign debt
Specialization of labor
Speculation
Standard of living
Stock markets
Subsidies
Supply and demand
Tariffs
Taxation
Trade balances
Trade barriers
Trade-offs
Traditional economies
Tragedy of the commons - a tendency for common resources such as air to be destroyed
Umbrella prices - the price of a strong competitor that influences all prices
Unemployment
Venture capital
Wages
Wealth

Economics

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Added Value
Advanced Economy
Adverse Selection
Alpha
Animal Spirits
Arbitrage
Attention Economics
Bank Reserves
Bargaining Power
Barriers To Entry
Behavioral Economics
Behavioral Finance
Bounded Growth
Bounded Rationality
Business Cluster
Business Value
Capital Flight
Capital Goods
Capitalism
Capitulation
Category Killer
Circular Economy
Club Theory
Commodification
Commodities
Commons
Comparative Advantage
Competition
Competitive Parity
Competitiveness
Consumerism
Cost Competition
Critical Mass
Customary Pricing
Deadweight Loss
Debt
Deflation
Demand
Division Of Labor
Dumping
Economic Activity
Economic Advantage
Economic Bad
Economic Conditions
Economic Context
Economic Development
Economic Growth
Economic Infrastructure
Economic Problems
Economic Sector
Economic Systems
Economic Theories
Economics
Economies Of Density
Economies Of Scale
Ecotax
Equilibrium
Excess Burden
Experience Economy
Externalities
Extreme Value Theory
Factors Of Production
Failure Demand
Finance
Fiscal Dominance
Food Sovereignty
Free Market
Gains From Trade
Gdp
Giffen Good
Goods
Happiness Economics
Hyperinflation
Income Distribution
Industrial Complex
Industrial Economy
Industrialization
Inferior Good
Inflation
Information Asymmetry
Intangible Goods
Intangible Value
Investing
Invisible Hand
Knowledge Economy
Labor
Labor Productivity
Long Tail
Macroeconomics
Marginal Utility
Market Conditions
Market Economy
Market Failure
Market Forces
Market Power
Marketing Economics
Markets
Mean Regression
Media Economics
Merit Good
Microeconomics
Middle Class
Monetary Policy
Monopoly
Overexploitation
Plateau Effect
Predatory Pricing
Price Economics
Price Umbrella
Price War
Pricing Strategy
Production
Profit Motive
Rational Choice Theory
Rent Seeking
Resources
Rule Of Three
Scalability
Scale
Scarcity
Search Good
Service Economy
Shrinkflation
State Capitalism
Sticky Prices
Superior Good
Superior Goods
Supply
Supply Shock
Sustainable Economics
Switching Barriers
Threat Of Substitutes
Trade War
Traditional Economy
Uneconomic Growth
Unsought Goods
Value
Value Creation
Veblen Goods
Zero-sum Game
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A list of economic conditions.

Economic Theories

A list of economic theories that are particularly useful for business.

Finance

A guide to finance.

Goods

The common types of goods.

International Economics

An overview of the topics covered by international economics.

Investment

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Macroeconomics

The definition of macroeconomics with examples.

Business Economics

The definition of business economics with examples.

Marketing Economics

A reasonably comprehensive guide to marketing economics.

Price Economics

A list of price economics principles and theories.

Food Economics

A list of food economics principles.

Sustainable Economics

A list of sustainable economies principles, theories and models.

Economic Development

The common types of economic development.

Economic Outcomes

A list of common economic outcomes.

Labor Economics

An overview of labor economics with examples.

Microeconomics

The definition of microeconomics with examples.

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