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HHI: The common abbreviation for the Herfindahl-Hirshman index (or the Herfindahl index), which is a measure of concentration of the production in an industry that's calculated as the sum of the squares of market shares for each firm. This is an alternative method of summarizing the degree to which an industry is oligopolistic and the relative concentration of market power held by the largest firms in the industry. The Herfindahl index gives a better indication of the relative market control of the largest firms than can be found with the four-firm and eight-firm concentration ratios.

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Lesson 11: Circular Flow | Unit 2: Financial Markets Page: 9 of 22

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Investment is business expenditures on gross domestic product for capital goods.
  • The green flow from the business sector to the product markets is investment. The physical flow of capital goods moves in the opposite direction.
The process:
  • Financial markets have buyers (savers) and sellers (borrowers).
  • Savers buy legal claims that divert income TO financial markets.
  • Borrowers sell legal claims that divert income OUT of the financial markets.
  • The business sector borrows income through financial markets, which is used to finance capital investment.

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A scientific society whose main mission is to advance science and innovation throughout the world. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS for short) publishes one of the most respected scientific magazines called Science. The association and magazine have nearly 140,000 individual and institutional subscribers, plus 272 affiliated organizations in more than 130 countries, serving a total of 10 million individuals. The American Association for the Advancement of Science was founded in 1848 to represent all disciplines of science and to support scientific exchange and discussion of science and society issues.

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