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

  • adj. Of or relating to the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes, especially those theories advocating government monetary and fiscal programs designed to increase employment and stimulate business activity.
  • n. A supporter of Keynes's economic theories.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to an economic theory based on the ideas of John Maynard Keynes, as put forward in his book The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, published in 1936 in response to the Great Depression of the 1930s, and extensively extended by a large body of followers before and after his death in 1946.
  • n. A proponent of Keynesian economic doctrine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to John Maynard Keynes; conforming to the theories of Keynesianism; -- especially, the term is used to refer to the macroeconomic theories and politico-economic policies proposed by Keynes and his followers, especially in regards to their advocacy of governmental action to maintain low unemployment through government spending. Keynes's book “The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money” (Macmillan, 1936) had a strong influence on views of the government's role in the economy through the 1970's.
  • adj. A believer in the theories of Keynesianism.

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

  • n. a follower of the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes
  • adj. of or relating to John Maynard Keynes or to his economic theories

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