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countercyclical

[koun-ter-sahy-kli-kuh l, -sik-li-] /ˌkaʊn tərˈsaɪ klɪ kəl, -ˈsɪk lɪ-/
adjective
1.
opposing the trend of a business or economic cycle; countervailing:
a countercyclical monetary policy.
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  • So fiscal policy at the national level is countercyclical: as the economy shrinks, government expands.
  • But if these firms are more carefully regulated and take countercyclical measures, then they should be more stable.
  • The advantage of a tax is that it can be implemented in a countercyclical way.
  • The back-and-forth has actually come around to re-arguing the value of countercyclical fiscal policy.
  • Elsewhere politicians have shown they can run countercyclical policies in bad times.
  • Typically, migration is countercyclical-people move more when economic hardship hits.
  • Of course, the previous underuse of countercyclical policy suggests that it's more important than ever to get policy right now.
  • Not necessarily in the underlying theory of countercyclical monetary policy, but in the failure to use it to its full extent.
  • And then there is the additional countercyclical buffer that may apply in boom periods.
  • countercyclical policy is by definition policy aimed at increasing growth rates.

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