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Completed core concepts and terms

Abele and Prince’s Four Models of Aboriginal Self-Government

Aboriginal Peoples

Aboriginal Title

Above-normal Profit

Absolute Advantage

Absolute Inequality

Abuse of Authority

Accountability

Accountability Framework

Accounting Officer

Action-Forcing Mechanisms

Activating Ambition

Active Audience

Adjudication

Administrative Law

Administrative Tribunals

Administrative Tribunals and Municipal Government

Adverse Selection

Advice for Women Negotiators

Agents of Parliament

Aggregate Demand

Aggregative Model of Democracy

Airline Regulation and Wasteful Quality

Allison’s Three Models of Government Action

Amending Formulas

Analogies and Metaphors

Andrew Coyne’s Tips for Writing a Column

Arbitrage

Aristotle’s 3 Rhetorical Appeals – Logos, Ethos, and Pathos

Assertiveness and Likeability

Assumption of Convex Preferences

Assumption of Monotonic Preferences

Assumption of Transitive Preferences

Asymmetric Information

Asymmetric Information and Insurance

Aucoin, Jarvis, and Turnbull’s Reforms

Authority and Credibility

Autocratic Leadership

Average Cost

Other concepts and terms

Academic Freedom

Accelerated Lay-Off

Access to Information Act

Accounting

Accounting Controls

Accreditation

Accrual Basis of Accounting

Accrual Output Budgeting

Active Monitoring

Activity

Activity Statement

Activity-Based Costing

Administrative Aspect of Major Statutory Spending

Administrative Law

Advice (in the Public Service context)

Advocacy Coalition

Advocacy Group

Agency Theory

Agenda

Agenda Setting

Aggregate Supply Curve

Aid

Aid Effectiveness

Allocations

Allocative Efficiency

Allotments

Alternative Service Delivery

Altruism

Amortization

Analytical Tools

Anchoring Effect

Annuity

Answerability

Apparent Conflict of Interest

Appointment

Appointment Framework

Appraisal

Appropriation

Area of Selection

Argument Mapping

Argumentative Policy Analysis

Arrow’s Impossibility Theorem

Assets

Assimilation

Associational System

Assumptional Analysis

Asymmetric Information

Asymmetrical Federalism

Attentive Public

Attribution

Attrition

Audit

Audit Opinion

Audit Program

Audit Team

Audit Trail

Audited Financial Statements

Automatic Stabilizers

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