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Definitions for stagflation
stægˈfleɪ ʃənstagfla·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stagflation(noun)

    a period of slow economic growth and high unemployment (stagnation) while prices rise (inflation)

Wiktionary

  1. stagflation(Noun)

    Inflation accompanied by stagnant growth, unemployment or recession.

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  1. Stagflation

    Stagflation, a portmanteau of stagnation and inflation, is a term used in economics to describe a situation where an inflation rate is high, the economic growth rate slows down, and unemployment remains steadily high. It raises a dilemma for economic policy since actions designed to lower inflation may exacerbate unemployment, and vice versa. The term is generally attributed to British politician who became chancellor of the exchequer in 1970, Iain Macleod, who coined the phrase in his speech to Parliament in 1965. In the version of Keynesian macroeconomic theory which was dominant between the end of WWII and the late-1970s, inflation and recession were regarded as mutually exclusive, the relationship between the two being described by the Phillips curve. Stagflation is very costly and difficult to eradicate once it starts, in human terms as well as in budget deficits. In the political arena, one measure of stagflation, termed the Misery Index, was used to swing presidential elections in the United States in 1976 and 1980.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stagflation in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stagflation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of stagflation in a Sentence

  1. Narayana Kocherlakota:

    We ended up with stagflation, back then, the president was using covert means to influence The Fed. Here we have a president overtly complaining about his appointee.

  2. James Ragan:

    I don't see stagflation as a major risk. Inflation is still low even with the tariffs that have been imposed.

  3. Brian Nick:

    It's hard to see stagflation coming, but you could see consumer prices accelerate at the same time the economy slows down, that's why I don't think the Fed steps in either way.

  4. Nancy Davis:

    The economic fallout from coronavirus could lead to stagflation, this is bad for bonds and stocks as all assets go down together.

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