Definitions

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  • noun a statistical factor designed to remove the effect of inflation; inflation adjusted variables are in constant dollars.

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  • noun economics A factor applied to economic statistics in order to counter the effect of inflation

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  • noun a statistical factor designed to remove the effect of inflation; inflation adjusted variables are in constant dollars

Etymologies

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deflate +‎ -or

Examples

  • If the deflator is higher, then longevity is less valuable. if the deflator is zero, then we have parity - a 20% increase in lifespan, GDP constant is the same as a 20% increase in GDP, lifespan constant.

    Health Care Economics, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • At the same time, inflation, as measured by a fixed-wage GDP deflator, which is a standard way of measuring overall inflation, was only 2.7 percent.

    Press Briefing By Economic Advisors Chair Tyson

  • The deflator is a complete work of fiction, so the actual GDP figure could be anything from -1% to +0.5%

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • A deflator is a unit that is used to equalize dollars over a given period of time.

    msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines

  • Lest you think I've cherry picked an accidental one-time embarrassing statistical moment, here's a chart of the so-called GDP deflator, which is the specific measure of inflation that is subtracted from the nominal GDP to yield the reported real GDP.

    LewRockwell.com

  • (There's something called the implicit price deflator which is a calculation using the two, but we'll spare you the details.)

    FOXNews.com

  • (There's something called the implicit price deflator which is a calculation using the two, but we'll spare you the details.)

    FOXNews.com

  • (There's something called the implicit price deflator which is a calculation using the two, but we'll spare you the details.)

    FOXNews.com

  • (There's something called the implicit price deflator which is a calculation using the two, but we'll spare you the details.)

    FOXNews.com

  • (There's something called the implicit price deflator which is a calculation using the two, but we'll spare you the details.)

    FOXNews.com

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