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Finance C
Cairns Group
Calendar effects
Call money
Called-up capital
Call option
Calls in arrears
Cambridge school
Cantillon, Richard (1680,-1734)
Capacity utilization rate
Capital account - see Balance of Payments
Capital accumulation
Capital adequacy
Capital charges
Capital consumption
Capital, cost of
Capital flight
Capital Issues Committee (C.I.C.)
Capital gains tax (Australia)
Capital gains tax (UK)
Capital gains tax (USA)
Capital goods - see Capital
Capital gearing
Capital issues
Capital levy
Capital market
Capital mobility
Capital movements - see Foreign investment
Capital output ratio, incremental
Capital profit (UK)
Capital ratio
Capital stock
Capital stock adjustment
Capital transfer tax (UK)
Capital transfers
Capital theory
Capitalization issue - see Script issue
Capitalist economy
Capitalized value
Carbon footprint
Carbon tax
Cardinal utility
Career average scheme
Caribbean Common Market
Caribbean Development Bank
Carry-over day
Carry trade
Case of need
Cash dispenser
Cash limits
Cashless economy
Causa causans
Cecchini Report
Central American Common Market
Central bank independence
Central bank of central banks
Central Bank of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA 2006)
Central government
Central government borrowing requirement (C.G.B.R.)
Central Office of Information
Central planning
Central Statistical Office
Certainty equivalent
Certificate of origin
Certificates of deposit
Certification of transfer
Ceteris paribus
Chain price index
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Chaos theory
Characteristics theory
Charge account
Chargeable gain
Chartist (U.S.)
Cheap money
Checking account
Cheque crossings
Check trading
Cheque, alteration of
Cheque card
Cheques: endorsement
Cheques: protection of banker
Cheques: returned to drawer
Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
Chicago Boys
Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Chicago School
Child benefit
Child Tax Credit
China Development Bank
Chinese Economic Reform
Chinese walls
Chow test
Circuity of action
Circular flow of income
Citizen candidate
City Code on Take-overs and Mergers
Classical dichotomy
Classical economics
Classical model
Classical school
Classical unemployment
Claused bill
Clayton Act
Clean bill of lading
Clear days
Clearing banks (UK)
Clearing house
Clearing stocks - see Clearing house
Clearing, town and general
Climate change
Close company
Closed economy
Closed-end trust (U.S.)
Closed-loop equilibrium
Closing price
Club of Rome
Cluster analysis
Coase theorem
Cobweb tbeorem
Cochrane-Orcutt procedure
Coefficient of determination
Coefficient of variation
Cohort study
Collateral agreement
Collateral security
Collateralized debt obligation (CDO)
Collective choice
Collector of Taxes
Colombo Plan
Condorcet paradox
CME Group
Command economy - see Planned economy
Commercial banks
Commercial bills - see Bill of exchange
Commercial paper - see Promissory note
Commercial policy
Commission agent
Committee on Payments and Market infrastructure
Commodity agreements
Commodity control schemes
Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC)
Commodity exchange
Commodity market
Commodity price index
Commodity Stabilization Agreements
Common access resource
Common Agricultural Policy
Common Budget
Common external tariff
Common knowledge
Common market
Common shares
Common stock
Commonwealth Development Corporation
Commonwealth preference
Community charge
Community indifference curve
Community Land Act (UK)
Companies: purchase of own shares
Companies: redeemable shares
Company, borrowing powers of
Comparative advantage - see International trade
Comparative cost
Comparative static equilibrium analysis.
Comparative statics
Compensating wage differential
Compensation for externalities
Compensation principle
Compensatory finance - see Deficit financing
Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
Competition policy
Competitive advantage
Competitive devaluation
Competitive economy
Competitive equilibrium
Competitive market
Complementary demand
Complementary goods
Composite demand
Compound interest
Comprehensive insurance
Computable general equilibrium model
Computerized trading
Concert party
Concert party agreements
Condition precedent
Condition subsequent
Conditional cost of living index
Condorcet paradox
Conditional order
Confidence interval
Confidence trick - see Con-man
Conjectural variation
Conjunction ticket
Consequential loss
Conservative central banker
Conservative social welfare function
Consistent estimator
Consolidated fund
Consolidated stock - see Consols
Conspicuous consumption
Constant prices - see Real terms
Constructive total loss
Consumer behaviour, theory of
Consumer confidence
Consumer credit
Consumer Credit Act 1974 (UK)
Consumer debt
Consumer durables
Consumer expenditure
Consumer good
Consumer non-durables
Consumer price index (CPI)
Consumer protection
Consumer rationality
Consumer sovereignty
Consumer surplus
Consumers' expenditure
Consumer Expenditure Survey
Consumers' preference
Consumers' sovereignty
Consumption externality
Consumption function
Consumption possibility line - see Budget line
Contago - see Bull
Contago coin - see Backwardiation
Contago rate - see Account days
Contemporaneous correlation
Continuation clause
Continuous random variable
Continuous time
Continuous time process - see Stochastic process
Contract, ambiguity in
Contract, anticipatory breach of
Contract, breach of
Contract by deed
Contract, continuous
Contract curve
Contract, drunkard's
Contract evidenced in writing
Contract for differences
Contract, gaming
Contract, illegal
Contract in writing
Contract, infant's
Contract, married woman
Contract note
Contract of novation
Contract of personal service
Contract of record
Contract, parole
Contract, privity of
Contract, specialty
Contract: substantial performance
Contract theory
Contract, void
Contract, voidable
Contributory pension scheme
Control group
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Convergence (economic)
Convergence criteria
Convertible bank-note
Convertible currency - see Convertibility
Convertible debentures
Convertible loan stock
Core inflation
Cornering the market
Corporate raider
Correspondent bank
Cost-benefit analysis
Cost inflation
Cost of living index
Cost of protection
Cost-push inflation
Costs, social
Council for Mutual Economic Aid (Comecon)
Council for the Securities Industry
Council housing
Council of Economic Advisers
Counter trade
Counterfactual analysis
Countervailing power
County cort judements
Cover note
Covered bear - see Bear
Cowles Foundation
Crawling peg - see Exchange rate
Creative destruction
Credible threat
Credit account
Creditbanks - see Commercial banks
Credit card
Credit control
Credit creation
Credit crunch
Credit cycle
Credit default swap
Credit guarantee
Credit insurance
Credit rating
Credit-rating agency
Credit rationing
Credit restrictions - see Credit Control
Credit squeeze
Credit standing - see Credit rating
Credit transfer
Credit transfer, or Giro
Credit union
Creditor nation
Creeping inflation
Critical value
Cross-elasticity of demand
Cross-holding (of shares)
Cross-section analysis
Cross-section data
Cross-subsidy - see Subsidy
Crossed cheque
Crossing, general
Crossing: not negotiable
Crossing, special
Crowding out
'Cum' dividend and 'ex' dividend
Cum new
Cumulative distribution function (cdf)
Cumulative preference shares
Cupon payments
Currency appreciation
Currency depreciation
Currency of a bill
Currency notes - see Treasury note
Currency peg
Currency reform
Currency risk
Currency school
Currency snake
Currency swap - see Swap
Currency, trading
Current account
Current account deficit
Current account surplus
Current balance
Current (bank) account
Current Population Survey (CPS)
Current prices
Curse of dimensionality
Cuts in expenditure
Cycle, trade - see Trade cycle
Cyclical adjustment
Cyclical unemployment
Cyclically adjusted budget deficit
Cyclically adjusted PSBR

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Chain price index
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Chain price index

A price index that is obtained from the combination of partial indices which refer to the previous time periods and permit the weighting scheme to vary from period to period. Consequently, a comparison of prices between 0 and t is indirectly produced as the product of the subindices for each period, and not directly using data only from periods 0 and t. The motivation for allowing the weights to change is to accommodate the continuous introduction of new commodities.


Reference: Oxford Press Dictonary of Economics, 5th edt.