sup·​ply-side sə-ˈplī-ˈsīd How to pronounce supply-side (audio)
: of, relating to, or being an economic theory that reduction of tax rates encourages more earnings, savings, and investment and thereby expands economic activity and the total taxable national income
supply-sider noun

Examples of supply-side in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last year, inflation slowed considerably thanks to improving supply-side conditions, such as a bigger workforce due to immigration, and more efficient supply chains. Bryan Mena, CNN, 10 Apr. 2024 First, the team explained that supply-side economic growth should prevent supply-demand imbalances and labor market tightness that drives inflation. Will Daniel, Fortune, 8 Apr. 2024 The supply-side argument imagines that higher tax revenues just happen, that there’s no behavioral response among politicians and investors to higher tax revenues born of enhanced economic growth. John Tamny, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 It’s been disconcerting over the past month to see editorials and opinion pieces at the Wall Street Journal -- the incubator of supply-side economics in the Jude Wanniski era of the 1970s -- downplay the importance of neutral cost recovery in our tax code. Ryan Ellis, National Review, 9 Feb. 2024 Economists and officials have attributed inflation’s slowdown in recent years to supply-side developments, such as improving supply chains. Bryan Mena, CNN, 31 Jan. 2024 However, as heartening as Biden’s initiative is, it is predicated on a myopic framework that public policy should focus exclusively on steps to alter the supply-side of markets. Harry G. Broadman, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 The supply-side moves in South Africa have been driven by a sharp fall in revenue from platinum group metals, also known as PGMs. Yusuf Khan, WSJ, 15 Nov. 2023 Other factors have also created supply-side constraints in the global economy. James Manyika and Michael Spence, Foreign Affairs, 24 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of supply-side was in 1976

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“Supply-side.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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