Definitions

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

  • adj. Tending toward or causing expansion: the empire's expansionary policies in Asia.

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  • adj. That causes expansion

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Examples

  • Osborne insists that Britain will enjoy what he calls "expansionary austerity", because the knowledge that the government is getting to grips with the public finances will engender confidence and encourage private spending to replace the cuts in public spending.

    Is Osborne fit to run the economy – or to ruin it?

  • That takes the form of eliminating structural deficits and decreasing public-debt/GDP ratios in expansionary times, but that is really just score-keeping for the underlying purpose.

    Matthew Yglesias » Primary Balance

  • That would put domestic political pressure on the Bundesbank to engage in expansionary policies, and German central bankers like nothing less than expansionary monetary policy.

    Matthew Yglesias » Krugman on Europe

  • However, if interest rates are expected to stay low indefinitely, this short-term expansionary effect is weakened.

    Where Are the Bond Vigilantes?

  • Dave McClure, oops, Simplyhired. com, get $3m VC or should I call it expansionary seed to move beyond 3. 5m jobs?

    Friday del.icio.us Links incl another Rupert Acquisition

  • However, as most governments have realised, there is a difficult balancing act between delivering a short term expansionary boost while providing reassurance or medium term fiscal discipline.

    newsday.co.tt

  • For the proposed 2009 fiscal budget, spending by regulatory agencies is to grow by 6.4 percent, similar to the growth rate for last year, and continuing a long-term expansionary trend.

    Reflector - Latest Headlines from The Daily Reflector

  • … For the proposed 2009 fiscal budget, spending by regulatory agencies is to grow by 6.4 percent, similar to the growth rate for last year, and continuing a long-term expansionary trend.

    The Foundry

  • There is a theoretical and empirical answer to the idea of expansionary austerity.

    Is Osborne fit to run the economy – or to ruin it?

  • This is the notion that budget cutbacks stimulate growth in the short term, often referred to as the "expansionary fiscal contraction" hypothesis.

    Austerity Debate a Matter of Degree

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