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Biographical Info of John H Komlos

John Komlos is Professor Emeritus of Economics and of Economic History at the University of Munich and has taught at such other institutions as Harvard and the University of Vienna. Born in Budapest--just as the Russian army began its assault on the city in 1944--, he became a refugee twelve years later during the revolution of 1956, and grew up in Chicago. He went on to received PhDs in both history and in economics from the University of Chicago, where Nobel-Prize winning economic historian Robert Fogel introduced him to the field of anthropometric history in 1982. Komlos has devoted most of his academic career developing and expanding this research agenda, which culminated in his founding the field of “Economics and Human Biology” with the journal of the same name in 2003.

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