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Economic Rent
Economic rent refers to the income earned by a factor of production that exceeds the minimum amount necessary to keep it engaged in its current use.
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Equity Financing
Equity financing is the process of raising capital for a company by selling ownership shares to investors in exchange for funds.
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Effective Annual Rate
The Effective Annual Rate (EAR) is the true annual interest rate that takes into account compounding effects, providing an accurate measure of the total cost or return over one year.


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Bait and Switch
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Eminent Domain
Eminent domain is the legal power of a government to expropriate private property for public use, accompanied by the requirement to provide just compensation to the property owner.
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Gini Coefficient: Definition, How to Calculate & Formula
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A public good is a good whereby no individual can be excluded from benefiting from it. In other words, everyone can benefit from its use.

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Social Capital /səʊʃəl kæpɪtl/

Social capital refers to the links and bonds people form through friendships and acquaintances. These links can form through friendship groups, i.e. knowing a friend of a friend. Or, they can occur through daily social interactions.

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Budget Deficit /‘bʌdʒɪt ‘dɛfɪsɪt/

A budget deficit occurs when the government spends more than it receives through taxation. For example, if it receives $2 trillion in tax receipts, but spends $2.5 trillion on public services – it has a budget deficit of $500 billion

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Net Present Value /nɛt ‘prɛznt ‘væljuː/

Net Present Value (NPV) is the total value of future revenues, subtracted against any cash outflows during the same period. In other words, it calculates future streams of income and brings it in line to its present value. At the same time, it also factors in outflows.

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