Chairman of the Federal Reserve: “quantitative Easing it is!”
PhDs that rely heavily on quantitative methods do better, of course.
Yellen was present at the creation of quantitative easing, and is pledging to continue the policy until it works.
1580s, "having quantity," from Medieval Latin quantitativus, from stem of Latin quantitas (see quantity). Meaning "measurable" is from 1650s. Related: Quantitatively.