Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sluggish economic growth coupled with a high rate of inflation and unemployment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Inflation accompanied by stagnant growth, unemployment or recession.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a period of slow economic growth and high unemployment (stagnation) while prices rise (inflation)

Etymologies

stag(nation) + (in)flation.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Blend of stagnation and inflation (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That's when the word stagflation was invented to describe a truly ugly combination of rising inflation and stunted growth...

    Sheldon Filger: Former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker Urgently Warns Against "Planned" Inflation

  • The term stagflation is generally attributed to United Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer, Iain MacLeod in a speech to parliament in 1965.www. carlostmock.com

    The Sad State of Our Republic

  • The term stagflation is used to describe the policy-challenging combination of a stagnating economy at a time of rising inflation.

    Europe Economies Slow,

  • The economic downturn has a lot of people throwing around the term stagflation, something we haven't heard for quite a while.

    CNN Transcript Jul 17, 2008

  • "That's when the word stagflation was invented to describe a truly ugly combination of rising inflation and stunted growth."

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • That's when the word stagflation was invented to describe a truly ugly combination of rising inflation and stunted growth.

    Forbes.com: News

  • "A negative economic growth rate coupled with an extreme shortage of goods is causing what we call stagflation in Gaza and that is what is behind the high prices," says Dr. Ibrahim Hantash of the Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute.

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  • In the interim, welcome to long-term stagflation on the Japanese model.

    Our Macroeconomic Fetish

  • Looming stagflation is bad, but at least the housing market was supposed to have bottomed out last year, according to Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • Hold them low until stagflation is in the air and a real estate bubble is floating

    Archive 2008-01-01

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  • Ah! Okay, got it.

    November 15, 2007

  • Yup. I meant 'here' as in when stagflation happens, not in Australia :P

    November 15, 2007

  • Kewpid, you're in Australia, right?

    November 15, 2007

  • I don't think it is possible to coin a word of enough scariness to describe what is happening in the economy here.

    November 14, 2007

  • November 14, 2007

  • The dubious honour of increasing inflation and unemployment, such as during the 1970s oil shocks.

    September 24, 2007