Hysteresis(redirected from Hysterysis)
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Related to Hysterysis: Hysteresis loop, hysteresis error, Hysteresis loss, Magnetic hysteresis, elastic hysteresis, Hysteresis effect
In economics, a situation or indicator that persists despite evidence that it should not. For example, the unemployment rate tends to remain high even after GDP growth has resumed, in part because business owners are afraid that growth will turn negative again even if they have no rational reason for believing so. One may think of hysteresis as an economy's collective memory. See also: Lagging indicator.