Understanding the world through business cycles.

The need for an alternative economics

Kapital economics was established to meet the short comings of universities in providing an economics that is useful for business and investment, and to meet the need for an alternative economics that can explain current developments in the global economy.

Our economics is one built on the principle that all economies are part of a global capitalist system which moves in cycles, and that understanding the nature of these cycles can help build an analytical framework to analyse economies and their financial markets, with the ultimate goal of aiding business and investment decision-making.

Professional courses for business people and investors

When it comes to making decisions for investments and business strategy, hardly anyone uses economics in a serious manner. And why would they? Orthodox economic theory, as it is presented in university textbooks, has been found to be of little use when it comes to explanations of real-world developments in the economy. Concepts like growth and inflation are usually discussed in an arbitrary manner and because of that, their links to stock- and bond markets are usually neglected.

In our courses you’ll learn an economics that makes sense intuitively, and is built on pure logic backed by real-world evidence. We avoid using complex models and instead use easy-to-understand charts and tables. The courses are meant for those in business and investment who need a basic understanding of economics for their decision-making.

Research on the global economy

Our extensive research on the global economy, and the major economies that drive it, is published on our blog and in the form of a monthly report. The monthly report acts as a monitor of key economic indicators that are perceived as most relevant for business and investment decision-making.

Major developments Kapital Economics is currently focused on include the global shift of economic power away from the US and towards China, and its implication for the Dollar as world money; the extraordinary easy monetary policies adopted by advanced country central banks and why it hasn’t lead to rising inflation; trends of industrialisation in the developing and advanced economies; the likelihood of another major global recession.