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Planning a Stag Party?

Hold off on the keg. Experts are still debating whether stagflation will show up.

This story appears in the August 2001 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

If you've heard the term stagflation bouncing around and spent time worrying about how this phenomenon of simultaneously high inflation and high unemployment would impact your company, stop it right now. The situation is not as dire as it may seem.

Talk of the economy sliding into stagflation has been circulating in the financial community since early this year. In March, for example, Dwight Anderson, manager of Tudor Investments' Ospraie Fund, went so far as to say he thought stagflation was actually present in some parts of the economy.

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