Glossary

Updated 23 September 2018

This glossary offers definitions of technical terms commonly used in the BIS Quarterly Review.

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Herfindahl index

Measure of market concentration, defined as the sum of the squared market shares of each individual entity. The index ranges from 0 to 10,000. If only one entity dominates the market, the measure will have the (maximum) value of 10,000.

Updated: 11 Dec 2016
Herfindahl index

Measure of market concentration, defined as the sum of the squared market shares of each individual entity. The index ranges from 0 to 10,000. If only one entity dominates the market, the measure will have the (maximum) value of 10,000.

Updated: 11 Dec 2016