market segmentation theory

Market segmentation theory

A biased expectations theory that asserts that the shape of the yield curve is determined by the supply of and demand for securities within each maturity sector.

market segmentation theory

The theory that certain groups of investors are interested in particular types of investments to the exclusion of all others. For example, some investors purchase only short-term debt securities while others are interested only in long-term bonds. Likewise, certain individuals or institutions may limit their investments to common stock.
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Conventional labor market segmentation theory suggests that secondary segment workers may not be prevented from nonemployment mobility simply based on job tenure.
Mitchell and McDade (1992) reconsider the market segmentation theory by focusing on property and liability insurance companies and find strong evidence of market segmentation.
Contending that "the human capital perspective has not fared well," Dickens and Lang urge that labor market segmentation theory be "taken seriously" by economists and argue that it deserves an important position in the economist's toolbox.