propensity

  • 1 Propensity — Pro*pen si*ty, n.; pl. {Propensities}. The quality or state of being propense; natural inclination; disposition to do good or evil; bias; bent; tendency. A propensity to utter blasphemy. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Syn: Disposition; bias;… …

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  • 2 Marginal propensity to save — The marginal propensity to save (MPS) refers to the increase in saving (non purchase of current goods and services) that results from an increase in income i.e. The marginal propensity to save might be defined as the proportion of each additional …

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  • 3 Marginal propensity to consume — In economics, the marginal propensity to consume (MPC) is an empirical metric that quantifies induced consumption, the concept that the increase in personal consumer spending (consumption) occurs with an increase in disposable income (income… …

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  • 4 Propensity score — In the design of experiments, a propensity score is the probability of a unit (e.g., person, classroom, school) being assigned to a particular condition in a study given a set of known covariates. Propensity scores are used to reduce selection… …

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  • 5 Marginal propensity to import — The marginal propensity to import (MPM) refers to the change in import expenditure that occurs with a change in disposable income (income after taxes and transfers). For example, if a household earns one extra dollar of disposable income, and the …

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  • 6 Average propensity to consume — (APC) is the percentage of income spent. To find the percentage of income spent, one needs to divide consumption by income, orAPC=frac{C}{Y}. In an economy in which each individual consumer saves lots of money, there is a tendency of people… …

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  • 7 Average propensity to save — The average propensity to save (APS), also known as the savings ratio, is an economics term that refers to the proportion of income which is saved, usually expressed for household savings as a percentage of total household disposable income. The… …

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  • 8 Propensity probability — The propensity theory of probability is one interpretation of the concept of probability. Theorists who adopt this interpretation think of probability as a physical propensity, or disposition, or tendency of a given type of physical situation to… …

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  • 9 Propensity score matching — In statistics, propensity score matching (PSM) is one of quasi empirical “correction strategies” that corrects for the selection biases in making estimates. Overview PSM is for cases of causal inference and simple selection bias in non… …

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  • 10 propensity — /preuh pen si tee/, n., pl. propensities. 1. a natural inclination or tendency: a propensity to drink too much. 2. Obs. favorable disposition or partiality. [1560 70; PROPENSE + ITY] Syn. 1. bent, leaning, disposition, penchant, proclivity. * * * …

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  • 11 propensity to consume — ▪ economics       in economics, the proportion of total income or of an increase in income that consumers tend to spend on goods and services rather than to save. The ratio of total consumption to total income is known as the average propensity… …

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  • 12 propensity to save — ▪ economics       in economics, the proportion of total income or of an increase in income that consumers save rather than spend on goods and services. The average propensity to save equals the ratio of total saving to total income; the marginal… …

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  • 13 propensity — noun A tendency, preference, or attraction. He has a propensity for lengthy discussions of certain favorite topics. Syn: proclivity, propension See Also: propense …

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  • 14 Average Propensity To Consume — The average propensity to consume (APC) refers to the percentage of income that is spent on goods and services rather than on savings. One can determine the percentage of income spent by dividing the average household consumption (what is spent)… …

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  • 15 Average Propensity To Save — The average propensity to save (APS) is an economic term that refers to the proportion of income that is saved rather than spent on goods and services. Also known as the savings ratio, it is usually expressed as a percentage of total household… …

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  • 16 Marginal Propensity To Consume - MPC — A component of Keynesian theory, MPC represents the proportion of an aggregate raise in pay that is spent on the consumption of goods and services, as opposed to being saved. Let s illustrate this with an example. Suppose you receive a bonus with …

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  • 17 have a propensity for — index gravitate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 18 propensity — I noun ability, affinity, aptitude, aptness, art, attraction, bent, bias, capacity, deftness, dexterity, disposition, facility, fancy, favor, felicity, fondness, forte, genius, gift, inclination, knack, leaning, liking, mind, partiality, passion …

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  • 19 propensity — pro‧pen‧si‧ty [prəˈpensti] noun propensities PLURALFORM [countable] 1. a tendency to behave in a particular way: • The plastic bodied car s propensity to catch fire killed demand. 2. marginal propensity to consume ECONOMICS the relationship… …

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  • 20 marginal propensity to consume — UK US noun [S] (ABBREVIATION MPC) ► ECONOMICS the degree to which people will change how much they consume more in relation to a change in income …

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