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bubble economy

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Definition of bubble economy in English:

noun

An economy undergoing an unsustainable boom, especially that of in Japan in the late 1980s.
Example sentences
  • The authors begin their study by seeking to establish a definition of the bubble economy, based on the experiences of Japan's economy in the late 1980s.
  • The bubble economy of the 1980s briefly propelled Japan to superpower status.
  • If this continues for long, China's economy will become overheated and a bubble economy will be created.

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