demand-pull inflation(redirected from Economics/Demand pull)
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In Keynesian economics, a significant increase in prices that occurs when there is an increase in demand for goods and services such that the increase outpaces supply. The equivalent of demand-pull inflation can occur for any one product, but the term refers to situations where this happens throughout the economy. Demand may increase for a number of reasons; one example is an increase in the money supply. If persons have more money, they are more likely to buy goods and services which, in turn, drives up prices. One way to think of demand-pull inflation is to conceptualize it as too many dollars chasing too few products.
Rising consumer prices resulting from the demand for goods and services exceeding supply. Demand-pull inflation is likely to enhance corporate profits because businesses are able to increase the prices they charge without corresponding increases in their costs. Compare cost-push inflation.