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Oeconomicus vs. Academicus din perspectiva diacronică a relaţiei între ciclurile Kondratieff şi reformele structurale ale învăţământului superior

Oeconomicus vs. Academicus - Diachronic perspective of the relationship between Kondratieff’s cycles and structural reform of higher education

Constantin I. Hălăngescu

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present, in a general, non exhaustive manner, a diachronic relationship the macroeconomic phenomenology of Kondratieff cycles and higher education –targeted reforms. Historical evidence presented by the speciality literature show that these reforms have occured in Kondratieff cycles’ decline stages, subsumed to the socio-economic phenomena characteristic to each of these. Adhering to the idea of crossing through the fifth cycle, the second part of the article launches a problem that could be discussed in extenso in subsequent research, namely: given the quasi-structural reforms in higher education systems (regionally polarized into the U.S.A.-Europe-Asia/Pacific triangle), are we passing through a cyclical phase of global upswing, in the academicus vs. oeconomicus debate from the financial-economic crisis marked beggining of this millennium? Could globalization through internationalization and higher education massification be considered kondratieffian’s current „long wave” paradigms?

Keywords: Kondratieff cycles; economic cycles; higher education; academic reforms; economic decline; globalization; internationalization; macroeconomics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E65 F01 G01 I21 I23 N30 O11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011-09-09
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