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The Foundations of Long Wave Theory

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The Foundations of Long Wave Theory

Models and Methodology

9781858988429 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Francisco Louçã, University of Lisbon, Portugal and Jan Reijnders, Associate Professor of Economics, Utrecht School of Economics, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
Publication Date: 1999 ISBN: 978 1 85898 842 9 Extent: 1,104 pp
This two volume set is a comprehensive collection of historical and contemporary articles which highlight the theoretical foundations and the methods and models of long wave analysis. After examining the beginnings of long wave theory, the book includes discussions of time series methods and non-linear modelling, with an exploration of economic development in its historical context. It investigates the process of evolution and mutation in industrial capitalism over the last two hundred years. Contemporary reviews and critiques of long wave theory are also included. It makes available for the first time much important material that has hitherto been inaccessible. The book will be of immense value to all students and scholars interested in the history of economic thought, time series analysis and evolutionary or institutionalist analysis.

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This two volume set is a comprehensive collection of historical and contemporary articles which highlight the theoretical foundations and the methods and models of long wave analysis. After examining the beginnings of long wave theory, the book includes discussions of time series methods and non-linear modelling, with an exploration of economic development in its historical context. It investigates the process of evolution and mutation in industrial capitalism over the last two hundred years. Contemporary reviews and critiques of long wave theory are also included. It makes available for the first time much important material that has hitherto been inaccessible. The book will be of immense value to all students and scholars interested in the history of economic thought, time series analysis and evolutionary or institutionalist analysis.
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43 articles, dating from 1847 to 1996
Contributors include: R.M. Goodwin, A. Kleinknecht, N. Kondratieff, S. Kuznets, A. Maddison, E. Mandel, S. Solomou, K.B.T. Thio, I. Wallerstein
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Contents: Volume I: Introduction Part I: The Pioneers Part II: Times Series Methods Part III: Catastrophe, Chaos and Nonlinear Modelling Index • Volume II: Part I: Cycles, Waves, Swings and Phases: Economic Development in its Historical Context Part II: Overviews Index

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