monetarist monetarist  /ˈmɑ nə tə rɪst/


  • (n) an advocate of the theory that economic fluctuations are caused by increases or decreases in the supply of money


  1. This analysis was so powerful that it revitalized the monetarist school of economic thought: that the supply of money greatly affects not only prices but economic output.
  2. The rhetoric has been monetarist, but not the practice.
  3. The switch ended what monetarist economists had found a cliffhanging suspense story.


  1. Speechless? Hold That Thought!

    Where is your spot on the fiscalist-monetarist axis? And, not getting what you want might actually be a good thing. Here are some of the LOL-inducing, insightful and character-limited words of wisdom that helped me run my business last week.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: FOX Business Small Business Center

  2. A Foolproof Approach To Monetary Policy That Monetarists And Fiscalists Can Support

    Cardiff Garcia says we all need to get along. At least the fiscalists and market monetarists who believe there is still a aggregate demand shortfall. He makes the case that both sides should tolerate and even embrace each other.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Insider


  1. "Professor Friedman is usually referred to as a monetarist," Thatcher said, "but his basic belief is not in money. It's in people's inherent right and ability to choose how they will live."
    on Nov 24, 2006 By: Margaret Thatcher Source:

  2. Lord Lamont, another former Chancellor, said: "Alan was a hugely important monetarist economist who influenced our understanding of inflation and how to control it. He was a firm believer in markets and a trenchant observer of economic policy. He...
    on Jan 5, 2009 By: Norman Lamont Source:

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