Definition of monetarism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmänidəˌrizəm/


The theory or practice of controlling the supply of money as the chief method of stabilizing the economy.
Example sentences
  • The economic theory known as monetarism holds that the money stock exerts an important influence on economic activity and prices.
  • Both Milton Friedman's theory of monetarism and the rational expectations school of macroeconomics challenged the effectiveness of activist monetary policy.
  • At school I had learned Keynsian theory and now I was being taught monetarism and supply side economics.



Pronunciation: /ˈmänəˌterəst/
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • In particular, the leading schools have been the conservative Keynesians, the Milton Friedman monetarists, and the supply-siders.
  • Over many recent decades, both Keynesians and monetarists have generally at one time or another favored both fixed and flexible exchange rate regimes.
  • The monetarists are hopelessly hamstrung by their fixation on narrow money.

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Syllabification: mon·e·ta·rism

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