Kaname Akamatsu. Biography and Long Cycles Theory

Author: Tausch, Arno
Almanac: Kondratieff waves:Cycles, Crises, and Forecasts


The paper considers the biography of Kaname Akamatsu. In Akamatsu's theory, there are important links between his ‘flying geese’ model and Kondratieff's ideas. The author establishes the relationship between the economic cycle and the cycle of income convergence in the World System.

Keywords: Kaname Akamatsu, ‘flying geese’ model, biography, economic cycles.