monetarism

noun
mon·​e·​tar·​ism | \ ˈmä-nə-tə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce monetarism (audio) also ˈmə- \

Definition of monetarism

: a theory in economics that stable economic growth can be assured only by control of the rate of increase of the money supply to match the capacity for growth of real productivity

Other Words from monetarism

monetarist \ ˈmä-​nə-​tə-​rist How to pronounce monetarism (audio) also  ˈmə-​ \ noun or adjective

Examples of monetarism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But monetarism appeared to lose its relevance in the last decade-plus of easy money. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 13 Apr. 2022 But monetarism appeared to lose its relevance in the last decade-plus of easy money. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 13 Apr. 2022 But monetarism appeared to lose its relevance in the last decade-plus of easy money. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 13 Apr. 2022 But monetarism appeared to lose its relevance in the last decade-plus of easy money. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 14 Feb. 2022 Yet even Volcker, who pioneered the use of monetarism at the Fed, ultimately abandoned a strict reliance upon money supply growth in managing the economy. Washington Post, 6 Feb. 2022 While some claim that this results in too much money chasing too few goods — the classic inflationary setup — the issue is that monetarism does not explain the historical data. Phillip Braun, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 Yet consumer price inflation began that period at 2.6% and ended it at 0.7% — the opposite of what monetarism would have predicted. Washington Post, 6 Feb. 2022 Some economic theories, such as monetarism, focus on the Federal Reserve’s expansionary monetary policy as driving inflation. Phillip Braun, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of monetarism

1969, in the meaning defined above

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19 May 2022

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“Monetarism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monetarism. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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