Goldilocks economy

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search



Referring to the girl in the fairy tale who found one bowl of porridge too hot, one too cold, and one just right. The first use of this phrase is credited to David Shulman of Salomon Brothers, who wrote The Goldilocks Economy: Keeping the Bears at Bay in March 1992.


Goldilocks economy (plural Goldilocks economies)

  1. (economics) A not "too hot" or "too cold" economy, sustaining moderate economic growth and a low inflation allowing for a market-friendly monetary policy.