implementation lag


The delay in time between the occurrence of a macroeconomic event or shock and the time it takes for governments and central banks to respond with policies to counter the adverse effects. The time this takes could be short or lengthy, depending on the complexity of the event and how policymakers respond.

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You may find yourself in an implementation lag and should try to find a way to use your time wisely.

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There would be some implementation lag, but I was willing to work with that and I hoped that everything would go smoothly.

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The implementation lag meant that the Federal Reserve Chairman was lowering interest rates a full six months after the U.S. showed signs of a deep recession.

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