from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who advocates contraction of the currency, especially of the paper currency, of a country: the opposite of inflationist.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
MUKHERJEE: That there should not be, in the name of financial agreement (ph), it should not be too much contractionist policies in the grab of another form of protectionism.
One cannot rule out the possibility that some adherent of the contractionist school will claim for critical philosophy the right to determine what constitutes a genuine discipline, encroachment on which is to be forbidden, and what does not.
Darling was a ruthless contractionist, now parading as an expansionist.
The Great Depression of the 1930's was not due to the 'contractionist propensities' of the gold standard as alleged by John M. Keynes.