Negative listIn an international agreement, a list of those items, entities, products, etc. to which the agreement will not apply, the commitment being to apply the agreement to everything else. Contrasts with positive list.
Negative externalityNegative externality
A harmful externality; that is, a harmful effect of one economic agent's actions on another. Considered a distortion because the first agent has inadequate incentive to curtail their action. Examples are pollution from factories (a production externality) and smoke from cigarettes (a consumption externality).
Negative covenantNegative covenant
A bond covenant that limits or prohibits certain actions unless the bondholders agree.
Negative cash flowNegative cash flow
Occurs when spending in a business is greater than earnings.
Negative income taxNegative income tax
A proposal to assist taxpayer with below-subsistence-level incomes. After filing a tax return, such persons would receive a subsidy to bring them up above the poverty level.
N Negative AmortizationN Negative Amortization
A condition created when a loan payment is less than interest alone. Even though payments are made on time, the amount owing increases.
Further SuggestionsNegative convexity
Negative pledge clause
Negative yield curve
Negative NPV tie in project
Negative working capital