Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective 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.
  • noun A supporter of Keynes's economic theories.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective 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.
  • adjective A believer in the theories of Keynesianism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective economics 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.
  • noun economics A proponent of Keynesian economic doctrine.

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

  • noun a follower of the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes
  • adjective of or relating to John Maynard Keynes or to his economic theories

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Examples

  • China's stimulus took the form of a massive expansion of bank lending, rather than the kind of fiscal spending Westerners typically think of when they hear the word Keynesian.

    The Phony Success of China's Stimulus

  • Ask yourself this question: if Labour were in charge and talking about some remedy involving spending, if the word "Keynesian" was being used, what you have said?

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  • Ask yourself this question: if Labour were in charge and talking about some remedy involving spending, if the word "Keynesian" was being used, what you have said?

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  • [If you are unfamiliar with the term Keynesian economics, please see the embedded graphics.

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  • [If you are unfamiliar with the term Keynesian economics, please see the embedded graphics.

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  • [If you are unfamiliar with the term Keynesian economics, please see the embedded graphics.

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  • [If you are unfamiliar with the term Keynesian economics, please see the embedded graphics.

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  • "You throw the term Keynesian out to make it simple, to dismiss ideas that you cannot grasp.

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  • Temporary, short-term Keynesian actions and interventions were out.

    Economics for the Long Run

  • As in Keynesian theory, the model posits some degree of short-run nominal rigidity.

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