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Definition of Stagflation

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period characterized by an increase in unemployment and a decrease in economic development and growth (combination of stagnation + inflation)
Stagflation Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary
A period of slow economic growth and high unemployment with rising prices (inflation).
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MONASH Marketing Dictionary
a term coined to describe a situation which exists in an economy when high unemployment and rising prices and wages occur together.
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Stagflation Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Economics Glossary
An economic condition characterized by simultaneous inflation, slow growth and high unemployment.
Stagflation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
In economics, stagflation, a portmanteau of stagnation and inflation, is a situation in which the inflation rate is high, the economic growth rate slows, and unemployment remains steadily high. It raises a dilemma for economic policy, since actions designed to lower inflation may exacerbate unemployment, and vice versa.

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Stagflation Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
WordNet 2.0

1. a period of slow economic growth and high unemployment (stagnation) while prices rise (inflation)
(hypernym) inflation, rising prices