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Kondratieff Wave, named after Russian economist Nikolai Kondratieff, refers to cycles, lasting about 40 to 60 years, experienced by capitalist economies. A Kondratieff Wave is a long-term economic cycle believed to be born out of technological innovation, which results in a long period of prosperity. This theory was founded by Nikolai D. Kondratieff also spelled "Kondratiev" , a communist Russia-era economist who noticed agricultural commodity and copper prices experienced long-term cycles. Kondratieff believed that these cycles involved periods of evolution and self-correction.

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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 firing squad on the orders of Stalin in He died for what he believed was the truth. His execution was ordered because his academic work propounded that the capitalist system would not collapse as a result of the great depression of This truth Stalin did not want to hear, thus Nikolai was exterminated and his work suppressed for over two decades.

Kondratiev's analysis described how international capitalism had gone through many such "great depressions" and as such were a normal part of the international mercantile credit system.

The long term business cycles that he identified through meticulous research are now called "Kondratieff" cycles or "K" waves. Increasingly economic academia has come to realize the brilliant insight of Nikolai Kondratiev and accordingly there have been many reports, articles, theses and books written on the subject of this "cyclical" phenomenon. An influential essay, written by Professor W. Thompson of Indiana University, has indicated that K waves have influenced world technological development since the 's.

His thesis states that "modern" economic development commenced in AD in the Sung province of China and he propounds that since this date there have been 18 K waves lasting on average 60 years. In the case of the Kondratieff, the argument is that the first appearance of a paired K-wave pattern in economic innovations is found in the 10th century in Sung China which is sometimes credited with developing the first modern economy.

The expansion of maritime trade in the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean, as well as the revived use of the Silk Roads on land, facilitated the transmission of long wave, paired growth impulses to the other end of Eurasia. Thus Modelski and Thompson analyze 18 k-waves encompassing some one thousand years between and …. In sum, the Kondratieff wave appears to be a highly pervasive and hence a critical process in the functioning of the world system.

As such, it deserves more recognition than it currently receives. When more attention is paid to its influences, we will no doubt discover that it is even more central to world system development than we suspect currently. In addition to technology being a major factor in K cycles, credit and banking also play a crucial role. This is due to the fact that new technology spurs growth, initiative and risk taking. This mindset encourages investment and lending, thus, when the multiplier effect kicks in, economies expand rapidly.

Thus, as we focus our analysis on more modern times we find that periods of "K" expansion and contraction bring with them phases of bigger booms and busts. The picture is doubly exacerbated by increasingly more integrated world funding mechanisms which means these booms and busts are global rather than local and increasingly more political than economic.

Based on Professor Thompson's analysis, long K cycles have nearly a thousand years of supporting evidence. If we accept the fact that most winters in K cycles last 20 years as outlined in the chart above this would indicate that we are about halfway through the Kondratieff winter that commenced in the year Thus in all probability we will be moving from a "recession" to a "depression" phase in the cycle about the year and it should last until approximately Like all cycles, K wave analysis is more "descriptive than prescriptive", but provides enormous insight into our current economic condition.

Thus, it would be wise for our political and economic leaders to accept the lessons of history and realize that based on comprehensive economic evidence, following the systemic collapse of world banking and credit, things are likely to get much worse before they get better. Such evidence also supports the proposition that the FED and theECB, instead of prolonging the agony through trillion of credit expansion, should liberate the "international market" and let it intelligently and efficiently do what it has done 18 times before.

World bankers if they were properly versed in their craft would realize that Kondratiev's heroism has given them the understanding they require to correctly comprehend and deal with the crisis. Thus the epiphany of truth will only finally dawn when both the FED and the ECB go bust and as every financial dog on Wall Street knows, this is not a matter of "if" but "when".

The good news is that after this creative destruction period is over the world economy will be ready for a new epoch making spring boom which will propel it to new levels of political, social and economic development. Hopefully, enough reasoned minds will prevail to prevent the only catastrophe that will completely destroy this paradigm blossoming into fruition and that prospect I do not even wish to contemplate or enunciate as I desire to end this brief article on a resoundingly positive note.

Skip to main content. Kondratieff Waves and the Greater Depression of - By Christopher Quigley. A 'trough' war breaks psychology of doom. William R. Thompson: "Most people are quite familiar with business cycles that tend to be denominated in terms of months. Sales are good, people are confident about the future, and unemployment is reduced.

Then sales fall off, the immediate future seems gloomier, and unemployment increases. The Kondratieff wave is a longer version of economic fluctuation, albeit with the added traits of initial spatial concentration of technological innovation and subsequent diffusion at the world level.

It also has some rather major implications for war, peace, and order in the world system that conventional, short-term business cycles lack. Therefore, the k-wave is a core component part of the most significant processes of the world system. Precisely what drives k-waves has been the subject of considerable analytical dispute. Arguments have been advanced that bestow main driver status on investment, profits, population growth, war, agricultural-industrial tradeoffs, prices, and technological innovations.

This debate has by no means been settled but at this time the emphasis on technological changes appears to be the best bet… In the case of the Kondratieff, the argument is that the first appearance of a paired K-wave pattern in economic innovations is found in the 10th century in Sung China which is sometimes credited with developing the first modern economy.

Thus Modelski and Thompson analyze 18 k-waves encompassing some one thousand years between and … In sum, the Kondratieff wave appears to be a highly pervasive and hence a critical process in the functioning of the world system. Implications for and Beyond Based on Professor Thompson's analysis, long K cycles have nearly a thousand years of supporting evidence. References: Chart courtesy of longwaveanalysis. Thompson, Dept. Delwn Lounsbury, EZine Articles. About the Author.

Christopher Quigley wealthbuilder [at] eircom [dot] net. Financial Sense Newsletter Email:. With Dr. Nada Sanders With Cris Sheridan.

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Kondratieff Wave

Leo A. Kondratieff Cycles. The 6th Kondratieff. Nikolai Kondratieff. 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.

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In the latest cycle of technological change, capitalism is getting ready for its next act, but it is vulnerable to political developments. Abraham Maslow Kondratieff studied economic history and reached the conclusion that economics was better explained by technology than class struggle. He observed that technology did not evolve linearly, but rather in leaps every 50 to 60 years. Named for the mathematician who made it famous, this pattern is called Kondratieff cycles or K-waves. K-waves have been studied since and confirmed via spectral analysis.

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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 firing squad on the orders of Stalin in He died for what he believed was the truth. His execution was ordered because his academic work propounded that the capitalist system would not collapse as a result of the great depression of This truth Stalin did not want to hear, thus Nikolai was exterminated and his work suppressed for over two decades.

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