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Subsidies is a member of the word family subsidy, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.


Subsidies a.k.a. Subsidy: A subsidy is a form of financial or in kind support extended to an economic sector generally with the aim of promoting economic and social policy. Although commonly extended from Government, the term subsidy can relate to any type of support - for example from NGOs or implicit subsidies. Subsidies come in various forms including: direct and indirect.

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Google previewThe Welfare State as Piggy Bank: Information, Risk, Uncertainty, and the Role of the State (2001)

by Nicholas Barr

The problem with price subsidies is that they frequently hurt the very people they are intended to help. Access is harmed in several ways. First, student living standards are inadequate because the total of loan and parental contribution remains ...

Google previewEconomic Determinants of Government Subsidies (1998)

by Mr. Benedict J. Clements, Mr. Hugo Rodríguez, Mr. Gerd Schwartz

A particular concern about extensive government subsidies is that they may easily become “unproductive” in the sense that a much lower level of government expenditure would yield the same aggregate social benefit but at a much lower cost, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Housing, Second Edition (2012)

by Andrew T. Carswell

Supply-side subsidies provide assistance to producers or suppliers. Supply-side housing subsidies go to the suppliers of housing, such as home builders or landlords. They are sometimes called object subsidies and contrasted with subject ...

Google previewEnvironmental and Natural Resource Economics: An Encyclopedia (2014)

by Timothy C. Haab Ph.D., John C. Whitehead

Subsidies can be used for both positive and negative externalities. For positive externalities (e.g., research and development for energy technologies), the subsidy is levied per unit of the externality. For negative externalities (e.g., pollution), ...

Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy. (Two volume set) (2010)

by Kenneth A. Reinert, Ramkishen S. Rajan, Amy Joycelyn Glass, Lewis S. Davis

The Blue Box contained subsidies that were tied to supply control programs: such subsidies were re- gardedaslessobviouslyoutput-increasing.Therewas no reduction obligation for Blue Box policies, but such subsidies were restricted to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Justice (2011)

A - I by Deen K. Chatterjee

Subsidies are also called subventions, especially when a government subsidizes a public utility that is running a deficit. In all cases subsidies are ...

Google previewDictionary of International Trade Law (2012)

by Raj Bhala

TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM A term associated with the WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SCM Agreement) to differentiate among Prohibited, Actionable, and Non-Actionable subsidies. Specifically, subsidies are ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

While this custom continued, convocations were wont to sit aa frequently as parliament: but the last subsidies, thus given By the clergy, were ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Change (2001)

Environmental Change and Human Society by Andrew Goudie, David J. Cuff

Subsidies for various types of human activity can be useful. They can overcome deficiencies of the marketplace, they can support disadvantaged segments of society, and they can promote environmentally friendly technologies. But there are ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2013)

by Andrew Smith

Subsidies became the cornerstone of American agricultural policy in the 1930s. Net farm incomes had fallen drastically in the Great Depression, and the solution, according to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was to limit production as a way to ...

Google previewA Lexicon of Economics (2005)

by Phyllis Deane, Professor of Economic History Phyllis Deane, Jessica Kuper

Subsidies are negative taxes which may be put on consumption goods or investment goods or factor services. Specific examples include subsidies on welfare goods and housing, accelerated depreciation provisions for investment, ...

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Our existing media system today is the direct result of government laws and subsidies that created it. (Robert McChesney)
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Scrabble value of S1U1B3S1I1D2I1E1S1

The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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