The Kondratieff Cycle is a theory of Long Waves that describes economic and social development that is determined by periodic cycles of about years. This theory was founded by Nikolai D. Kondratieff (also spelled “Kondratiev”), a Communist Russia era economist who noticed agricultural. There are very few heroes in economics but for me one of the patron saints of that profession should be Nikolai Kondratiev who was shot by.

Author: Tukazahn Dashura
Country: New Zealand
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Photos
Published (Last): 4 June 2015
Pages: 264
PDF File Size: 1.15 Mb
ePub File Size: 18.81 Mb
ISBN: 586-6-28768-348-4
Downloads: 60603
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kagara

There is no uniform progression in market economy; in fact, upturns and downturns regularly take turns with each other. The short business cycles that last approximately three years are called Kitchin cycles; the medium-term ones lasting between 7 to 11 years are called Juglar cycles. However, there are also long economic cycles that koncratieff between 40 to 60 years.

The triggers for these long waves are groundbreaking inventions that are called basic innovations below. The Previous Kondratieff Cycles. Economists have empirically proven five Pong cycles since the late 18th century Illustration 1.

Kondratiev wave

The first long cycle was triggered by the invention of the steam engine and fundamental innovations in textile manufacturing the fly-shuttle loom, the spinning mule, the spinning jenny. The railroad and the Bessemer converter led the economy to the second Kondratieff. It was the great era of big steel. The Long Waves in the World Economy. Nefiodow, Leo and Nefiodow, Simone: The Sixth Kondratieff, The third Kondratieff ended with the global economic crisis of the late s and early s.

The new upswing, the fourth Kondratieff, came with the automobile and petrochemistry. It marked the height of the industrial society and brought mass transit to the streets and to the air. The fourth Kondratieff drew to a close with the massive crude oil price increases by OPEC in the late s. The fifth Kondratieff began in the early s. Its driving force originated in computer-based information technology.


With constantly increasing speed, information technology permeated all areas of society and turned the world into a global village of information. During the fifth Kondratieff, the industrial society changed over into an information society.

Since then, economic growth is primarily defined as growth in the information sector.

Kondratieff Waves and the Greater Depression of – | Financial Sense

The fifth Kondratieff ended at the turn of this century. At the niklai time it ended, the sixth Kondratieff cycle began. The carrier of this new Kondratieff cycle will be health in a holistic sense. At first glance, this statement may come as a surprise. Can health expenditures, which are economically classified as pure expenses and as something negative that should thus be avoided if possible, take on the nikplai of a locomotive for growth and employment in the future?

At this point, we should recall the results of modern growth theory. It is mainly economists, who explicitly delve into Kondratieff cycles, but also representatives of other disciplines such as sociologists, natural scientists, technologists and psychologists.

The reasons for this are easy to understand.

Kondratiev wave – Wikipedia

With reference to George Modelski and William R. Leading sectors and world powers: The coevolution of global politics and economics.

This correlation can be seen in the example of Great Britain. With the first two Kondratieff cycles between andthe country built up the most productive economy in the world and became the great power of the 19th century. International Industrialization Levels from to Official statistics, which are the most important data source for economists, do not allow us to go any farther back lnog the past.


In doing so, they were able to trace the Kondratieff cycles all the way back to the 10th century. From a historical point of view, the basic innovation of the first Kondratieff Nikollai was the invention of paper and printing technology. It led to the rise of the Northern Sung dynasty to great power status Table 1.

Kondratieff cycles can be empirically demonstrated for more than years. When such regularity exists over kondratiff a long period and given nikplai many economic, technological and social changes that took place during this time, it can simply not be a coincidence. This is why we may assume that the regularity highlighted by Modelski and Thompson will continue to exist. After the end of the fifth Kondratieff, all hopes are now resting on this long wave. However, in its early phase it does not have the power to ensure a steady boom.

Nevertheless, it will — just like the previous Kondratieff cycles before it — increasingly determine the main direction of economic and social development over the next few decades. Nikolxi companies, regions and countries that succeed in this, will be among the winners.