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quantity theory

noun
1.
(economics) a theory stating that the general price level varies directly with the quantity of money in circulation and the velocity with which it is circulated, and inversely with the volume of production expressed by the total number of money transactions
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  • And the reason is a very simple one: Fisher has followed the quantity theory to its logical conclusions!

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • Certainly in its origin, the quantity theory is much the older theory.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • A reasonable interpretation of the quantity theory makes it a statement of the effect of a change in a single factor.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • It is a part of the quantity theory that this is unnecessary.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • Well, viewed merely as a matter of mechanical equilibration, the quantity theory view is not strictly true, by any means.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • There is no such a priori simplicity as the quantity theory deals with.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • The quantity theory explanation of international gold movements is as follows: if money comes into a country, it raises prices.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • For the quantity theory, the fall will be in proportion to the increase.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • In the cases where they conflict, the first named doctrines are correct, and the quantity theory is wrong.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • The quantity theory has no explanation of elasticity to give.

    The Value of Money Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.

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