hedonic hedonic  /hə ˈdɑ nɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) devoted to pleasure

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • The reason is a pair of forces known as hedonic adaptation and social comparison.

News

  • Housing Starts, Permits, CPI All Miss

    Following last week's jump in headline PPI some expected a reversal in the recent trend of BLS-measured disinflation. No such luck: moments ago the BLS reported that according to its hedonic adjustments, May headline consumer price inflation rose by 0.1%, below expectations of a 0.2% increase, and up 1.4% from the prior year. Alternatively, core CPI, excluding food and energy rose by 0.2% in ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

Quotes

  • "There is a hedonic force behind the punishment," says Fehr.
    on Jan 12, 2007 By: Ernst Fehr Source: BusinessWeek

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