Definition of Countercyclical

1. Adjective. (economics) Moving in the opposite direction as the overall state of an economy ¹



2. Adjective. (context: public policy) Dampening the cyclical fluctuations of an economy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Countercyclical

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Countercyclical

countercultural
counterculturalism
counterculturalist
counterculturalists
counterculturally
counterculture
countercultures
countercurrent
countercurrent distribution
countercurrent exchanger
countercurrent mechanism
countercurrent multiplier
countercurrents
countercurse
countercurses
countercyclical (current term)
countercyclicality
countercyclically
counterdefense
counterdefenses
counterdemand
counterdemands
counterdemonstration
counterdemonstrations
counterdemonstrator
counterdemonstrators
counterdie
counterdraw
counterdrawing
counterdrawn

Literary usage of Countercyclical

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1. Agricultural Policy Reforms and Regional Market Integration in Malawi by Alberto Valdés, Kay Muir-Leresche (1993)
"Over time, domestic policies showed a countercyclical component, especially in regard to exportables. High border prices tend to be offset by increases in ..."

2. Schools and Workplaces: An Overview of Successful and Unsuccessful Practices by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Regression models showed the relationships between the benefits and risks of selective countercyclical hiring along with contextual variables (total company ..."

3. Privatization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Desirability and Feasibility by Harold L. Bunce (1997)
"The change also reduced the need for the GSEs to serve a countercyclical role—that is, increasing their purchases during high interest rate periods to ..."

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