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Encyclopedia > Andrey Korotayev
Andrey Korotayev
Born 1961
Moscow
Residence Flag of Russia Russia
Nationality Flag of Russia Russia
Field cross-cultural studies, mathematical modeling of social, economic, and historical dynamics; Islamic and pre-Islamic history
Institutions Russian State University for the Humanities and Russian Academy of Sciences
Alma mater Moscow State University
Known for contributions to mathematical modeling of the World System development and cross-cultural studies
Notable prizes Russian Science Support Foundation Award in "The Best Economists of the Russian Academy of Sciences" nomination (2006) [1]

Andrey Korotayev (born in 1961) is an anthropologist, economic historian, and sociologist. For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Cross-Cultural Studies is a specialization in Anthropology that uses field data from many societies to examine the scope of human behavior and test hypotheses about human behavior and culture. ... View of the RSUH campus The Russian State University for the Humanities, also known as RSUH or RGGU (РГГУ, Российский государственный гуманитарный университет), is a university in Moscow, Russia with over 5500 students. ... Russian Academy of Sciences: main building Russian Academy of Sciences (Росси́йская Акаде́мия Нау́к) is the national academy of Russia. ... Moscow State University M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russian: Московский государственный университет имени М.В.Ломоносова, often abbreviated МГУ, MSU, MGU) is the largest and the oldest university in Russia, founded in 1755. ... Unlike former sociological theories, which presented general models of social change with particular focus at the societal level, world-systems theory (or world system perspective) explores the role and relationships between societies (and the subsequent changes produced by them). ... Cross-Cultural Studies is a specialization in Anthropology that uses field data from many societies to examine the scope of human behavior and test hypotheses about human behavior and culture. ... Russian Academy of Sciences: main building Russian Academy of Sciences (Росси́йская Акаде́мия Нау́к) is the national academy of Russia. ... Anthropology (from Greek: ἀνθρωπος, anthropos, human being; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the study of humanity. ... This article is about the occupation of studying history. ... Sociology (from Latin: socius, companion; and the suffix -ology, the study of, from Greek λόγος, lógos, knowledge [1]) is the systematic and scientific study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social action, and culture[2]. Areas studied in sociology can range from the analysis of brief contacts between anonymous...


Born in Moscow, Korotayev attended Moscow State University, where he received a B.A. in 1984 and an M.A. in 1989. He earned a Ph.D. degree in 1993 from the Manchester University, and a Doctor of Sciences degree from the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1998. Since 2000, he has been Professor and Director of the Anthropology of the East Center in the Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow and Senior Research Fellow of the Oriental Institute and Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is a co-editor of the Social Evolution & History Journal. For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... Moscow State University M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russian: Московский государственный университет имени М.В.Ломоносова, often abbreviated МГУ, MSU, MGU) is the largest and the oldest university in Russia, founded in 1755. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... This article is about the year. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated Ph. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... University of Manchester Motto: Cognitio Sapientia Hvmanitas Knowledge, wisdom, humanity. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... View of the RSUH campus The Russian State University for the Humanities, also known as RSUH or RGGU (РГГУ, Российский государственный гуманитарный университет), is a university in Moscow, Russia with over 5500 students. ... Russian Academy of Sciences: main building Russian Academy of Sciences (Росси́йская Акаде́мия Нау́к) is the national academy of Russia. ... The Social Evolution & History (sometimes abbreviated as SEH) is devoted to the study of many aspects of the evolutionary changes that have occurred over the long course of human history. ...


Andrey Korotayev's major contributions belong to three fields: (1) studies of the long-term evolution of sociopolitical systems of North-East Yemen, (2) cross-cultural studies; and (3) mathematical modeling of social, economic, and historical dynamics. In this field he has proposed one of the most convincing mathematical explanations for von Foerster's Doomsday Equation. In collaboration with his colleagues, Artemy Malkov and Daria Khaltourina, he has shown that till the 1970s the hyperbolic growth of the world population was accompanied by quadratic-hyperbolic growth of the world GDP, and developed a number of mathematical models describing both this phenomenon, and the World System withdrawal from the blow-up regime observed in the recent decades. The hyperbolic growth of the world population and quadratic-hyperbolic growth of the world GDP observed till the 1970s have been correlated by him and his colleagues to a non-linear second order positive feedback between the demographic growth and technological development that can be spelled out as follows: technological growth - increase in the carrying capacity of land for people - demographic growth - more people - more potential inventors - acceleration of technological growth - accelerating growth of the carrying capacity - the faster population growth - accelerating growth of the number of potential inventors - faster technological growth - hence, the faster growth of the Earth's carrying capacity for people, and so on. In collaboration with Alexander Markov he has shown that a similar mathematical model can be developed to describe the macrotrends of biological evolution [2]. He has also developed a number of mathematical models of interaction between the very long-term, "millennial" hyperbolic trend dynamics of social systems and the shorter-term, "secular" (that is, observed at the scale of centuries), cyclical dynamics. He is a laureate of the Russian Science Support Foundation in "The Best Economists of the Russian Academy of Sciences" nomination (2006).[3] Cross-Cultural Studies is a specialization in Anthropology that uses field data from many societies to examine the scope of human behavior and test hypotheses about human behavior and culture. ... He is a twat He was born in Vienna and died in Pescadero, California. ... The Doomsday argument (DA) is a probabilistic argument that claims to predict the future lifetime of the human race given only an estimate of the total number of humans born so far. ... A mathematical model is an abstract model that uses mathematical language to describe the behaviour of a system. ... Unlike former sociological theories, which presented general models of social change with particular focus at the societal level, world-systems theory (or world system perspective) explores the role and relationships between societies (and the subsequent changes produced by them). ... When a quantity grows towards a singularity under a finite variation it is said to undergo hyperbolic growth. ... Map of countries by population — China and India, the only two countries to have a population greater than one billion, together possess more than a third of the worlds population. ... Positive feedback is a feedback system in which the system responds to the perturbation in the same direction as the perturbation (It is sometimes referred to as cumulative causation). ... The equilibrium maximum of the population of an organism is known as the ecosystems carrying capacity for that organism. ... The equilibrium maximum of the population of an organism is known as the ecosystems carrying capacity for that organism. ... Theoretical Human population increase from 10,000 BC – 2000 AD. Population growth is the change in population over time, and can be quantified as the change in the number of individuals in a population per unit time. ... This article is about evolution in biology. ... For other uses, see System (disambiguation). ... Russian Academy of Sciences: main building Russian Academy of Sciences (Росси́йская Акаде́мия Нау́к) is the national academy of Russia. ...


Korotayev has written over 10 books and 100 articles dealing with his research interests. These include Ancient Yemen (Oxford University Press, 1995), World Religions and Social Evolution of the Old World Oikumene Civilizations: A Cross-cultural Perspective (Edwin Mellen Press, 2004), and Introduction to Social Macrodynamics (KomKniga, 2006, with Artemy Malkov and Daria Khaltourina). Among his more important journal articles are "Regions Based on Social Structure: A Reconsideration" in the 2000 Current Anthropology (with Alexander Kazankov) and A Compact Macromodel of World System Evolution in the 2005 Journal of World Systems Research.


External links

  • Mellen Press' Information on Andrey Korotayev
  • Homepage
  • Reconsidering Weber: Literacy and the Spirit of Capitalism
  • Secular Cycles and Millennial Trends
  • Secular Cycles and Millennial Trends in Egypt
  • Introductory Chapter of Introduction to Social Macrodynamics: Secular Cycles and Millennial Trends(Moscow, URSS, 2006)
  • Chapter 3: "A Compact Macromodel of World Economic and Demographic Growth" of Introduction to Social Macrodynamics: Compact Macromodels of the World System Growth(Moscow, URSS, 2006)
  • Article on Andrey Korotayev at InterSci Complexity wiki

 
 

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