Real interest rate

Definition:

The rate of interest excluding the effect of expected inflation; that is, the rate that is earned in terms of constant-purchasing-power dollars. Interest rate expressed in terms of real goods, i.e. nominal interest rate adjusted for expected inflation.

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Measurement error

Errors in measuring an explanatory variable in a regression, which leads to biases in estimated parameters.

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