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An Inflation Hawk is an economic policy adviser who believes that inflation will have a negative impact on the economy and that inflation is a bad thing. Inflation Hawks argue for monetary policies that maintain higher interest rates to curb inflation.

The opposite of a "hawkish" attitude to inflation is a "dovish" stance. Hawks reason that higher interest rates will control inflation and provide stability in an economy and provide an even growth rate with fewer boom and bust cycles.

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