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liquidity preference

(in Keynesian economics) the degree of individual preference for cash over less liquid assets.
Origin of liquidity preference
1935-40 Unabridged
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  • And the multipliers are probably overstated, because in a deep crisis liquidity preference grows stronger.
  • Tax changes that would weaken the liquidity preference.
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  • So, they slight the liquidity preference and what factors decide the liquidity preference.
  • They could even use an increased inflation target to reduce liquidity preference.
British Dictionary definitions for liquidity preference

liquidity preference

(economics) the desire to hold money rather than other assets, in Keynsian theory based on motives of transactions, precaution, and speculation
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