# The Economist Numbers Guide: The Essentials of Business Numeracy, 1st Edition

• Richard Stutely
• ISBN-10: 1847659349
• ISBN-13: 9781847659347
• DDC: 650.01513
• Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
• 272 Pages | eBook
• Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
• This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

### Overview

How to improve your head for figures: the concepts and techniques that are crucial for every aspiring manager to know. Designed as a companion to The Economist Style Guide, the best-selling guide to writing style, The Economist Numbers Guide is invaluable for everyone who has to work with numbers, which in today's commercially focussed world means most managers.

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Economist Books.
Title Page.
Contents.
List of Tables.
List of Figures.
Introduction.
1: Key Concepts.
2: Finance and Investment.
3: Descriptive Measures for Interpretation and Analysis.
4: Tables and Charts.
5: Forecasting Techniques.
6: Sampling and Hypothesis Testing.
7: Incorporating Judgments into Decisions.
8: Decision-Making in Action.
9: Linear Programming and Networks.
10: A-Z.
11: Above the Line.
12: Absolute Value.
13: Absorption Costing.
14: Accelerated Depreciation.
15: Accrual.
16: Accumulated Depreciation.
17: Acid Test.
19: Algorithm.
20: Amortisation.
21: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA).
22: Annual Percentage Rate of Charge (APR).
23: Annuity.
24: Appreciation.
25: Area and Volume.
26: Arithmetic Mean.
27: Autocorrelation.
28: Autoregression Analysis.
29: Average.
30: Bar Chart.
31: Barrier/Internal Point Method.
32: Base.
34: Base-Weighted Index.
35: Bayes Theorem.
36: Bear.
37: Below the Line.
38: Bernoulli Variables.
39: Beta Distribution.
40: Beta Risk.
41: Binary.
42: Binomial.
43: Break-Even Analysis.
44: Budget.
45: Bull.
46: Capital.
47: Cash Flow.
48: Catastrophe Theory.
49: Categorical Data.
50: Causal Forecasting.
51: Central Limit Theorem.
52: Chi-Squared Test.
53: Cluster Analysis.
54: Cluster Sampling.
55: Coefficient.
56: Collinearity.
57: Combination.
58: Completion Time.
59: Compound Interest.
60: Conditional Probability.
61: Confidence.
62: Constant.
63: Constant Prices.
64: Constant Sum Game.
65: Constraint.
66: Contingency Test.
67: Continuous Data.
68: Conversion Factors.
69: Conversion Period.
70: Correlation.
71: Cost of Capital.
72: Counting Technique.
73: Crashing.
74: Credit.
75: Critical Path Analysis (CPA).
76: Critical Value.
77: Cross-Impact Matrix.
78: Cross-Sectional Data.
79: Current Prices.
80: Current Ratio.
81: Current Value.
82: Current-Weighted Index.
83: Curvilinear Relationship.
84: Cycle.
85: Debit.
86: Deciles.
87: Decimal Equivalents.
88: Decimal Places.
89: Decision Act or Decision Alternative.
90: Decision Analysis.
91: Decision Table.
92: Decision Tree.
93: Decomposition.
94: Deduction.
95: Degeneracy.
96: Delphi.
97: Dependent Variable.
98: Depreciation.
99: Deprival Value.
100: Descriptive Measures.
101: Deterministic.
102: Deviation.
103: Discount.
104: Discounted Cash Flow.
105: Discrete Data.
106: Discriminant Analysis.
107: Distribution.
108: Dominance.
109: Dual.
110: Duoedecimal/Dozenal.
111: Durbin-Watson Coefficient of Serial Correlation.
112: E.
113: Econometrics.
114: Economic Order Quantity (EOQ).
115: Effective Interest Rate.
116: Encryption.
117: Equation.
118: Error of Commission and Error of Omission.
119: Estimation.
120: Exchange Rate.
121: Expectation.
122: Expected Monetary Value (EMV).
123: Expected Payoff (EP).
124: Expected Value of Perfect Information (EVPI).
125: Expected Value of Sample Information (EVSI).
126: Exponent.
127: Exponential Distribution.
128: Exponential Smoothing.
129: Extrapolation.
130: F-Test.
131: Factor Analysis.
132: Factorial, !.
133: Feasible Region.
134: Finite Population Correction Factor (FPCF).
135: Fixed Costs.
136: Flow Chart.
137: Forecasting.
138: Frequency.
139: Future Value.
140: Game Strategy.
141: Gearing.
142: Geometric Mean.
143: Goodness of Fit Test.
144: Graph.
145: Greek Letters.
146: Growth.
147: Heuristic.
149: Histogram.
150: Hurwicz Criterion.
151: Hypothesis Test.
152: Imputed Costs.
153: Independent.
154: Independent Variable.
155: Index Number.
156: Induction.
157: Inequality.
158: Infeasible.
159: Inference.
160: Inflation.
161: Infographic.
162: Integer Programming.
163: Intercept.
164: Interest-Rate Problems.
165: Internal Rate of Return (IRR).
166: Interquartile Range.
167: Interval Data.
168: Investment Analysis.
169: Judgment.
170: Judgmental Expected Payoff (JEP).
171: Karmarkar's Algorithm.
172: Kurtosis.
173: Lag.
175: Leasing.
176: Leverage.
177: Linear Programming.
178: Linear Regression Analysis.
179: Linear Relationship.
180: Logarithm.
181: Marginal Analysis.
182: Markov Chain, Markov System.
183: Matching.
184: Matrix.
185: Maximax.
186: Maximin.
187: Maximisation.
188: Maximum Flow.
189: Mean.