This paper recalls some early work of the Dutch pioneers of long-wave research which anticipated many of the contemporary debates. Various explanations which have been advanced for the existence of long waves are reviewed, and the applicability of long-wave theories in a number of contexts is examined. Also published in: Christopher Freeman (Ed.), Long Wave Theory. International Library of Critical Writings in Economics Vol.69, Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham, 1996, pp. 68-73 Original title: De Zogenaamde Lange Golven van Kondratiev (In Dutch), Ekonomies Bulletin, Vol. 11, No.6, March 1980, pp. 2-5

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Tinbergen, J. (1981). Kondratiev cycles and so-called long waves. The early research. Futures: the journal of policy, planning and futures studies, 258–263. doi:10.1016/0016-3287(81)90142-7