The Golden Mean, the Arab Spring and a 10-Step Analysis of American Economic History
The Middle East Studies Online Journal, Forthcoming
53 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2011
Date Written: July 21, 2011
The Long-Wave theories of Nikolai Kondratiev and others claim to find mathematic waves in economic and other social data which are at present in dispute. Currently the theory is considered outside the scope of mainstream economics under several rationales.
Despite the lack of mainstream acceptance, we make a strong case for the existence of long waves in the Real GNP of the United States with a 56 year cycle. Our analysis bypasses many of the issues cited by Long-Wave theory critics and in fact clarifies the mathematical structure of the theory.
Keywords: Real GNP, golden Mean, fibonacci series, Arab spring, phi, long wave, long cycle, Kondratiev Wave, economic forecasting, economic model, global financial crisis, Constitutional Law, American Economic History, revolution, consolidation, GNP Spiral, Okun's Law, 'The Great Moderation”
JEL Classification: B41, B5, C01, C02, C50, C63, E00, E01, E10, E19, E30, N00, N01, N11, Z10, Z13
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