quantity theory


Definition of quantity theory

: a theory in economics: changes in the price level tend to vary directly with the amount of money in circulation and the rate of its circulation

Examples of quantity theory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The equation of exchange is the bedrock of an important economic theory, the quantity theory of money. Alexander William Salter, National Review, 9 Apr. 2021 Writing on a tablecloth, Jackman and Savouri turned to the quantity theory of money. Lionel Laurent, Bloomberg.com, 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of quantity theory

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Quantity theory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quantity%20theory. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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