- of or relating to the economic theories, doctrines, or policies of Keynes or his followers, especially the policy of maintaining high employment and controlling inflation by varying the interest rates, tax rates, and public expenditure.
- a person who maintains or supports the theories, doctrines, or policies of Keynes.
Origin of Keynesian
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Examples from the Web for keynesian
But both built up massive deficits, more massive than any Keynesian.
And have not Medicare and Medicaid, the later children of the Keynesian New Deal, done the same?
In other words, neither Keynesian stimulus nor expansionary monetary policy are long term solutions.Japan's Bold, Limited New Economic Plan
April 4, 2013
Neither the Keynesian view of the 1930s nor the Reaganite view of the 1980s is relevant today.David Stockman on ‘The Great Deformation’ and Our Economic Doom
April 1, 2013
In the Keynesian model, higher taxes are inherently anti-inflationary because they reduce purchasing power.The Case for a VAT
November 29, 2012
Word Origin and History for keynesian
1937 (adj.), 1942 (n.), from name of British economist John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper