John Komlos

John Komlos (Ph.D. University of Chicago) has been Professor of Economics at the University of Munich, Germany since 1992. Before that he taught at several American universities including Duke and Pittsburgh, and has also been Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna. His main research interests are in the field of economic history, and in particular, exploring the effect of economic processes on the human organism. Best known for his work in anthropometric history, he has published numerous articles in leading academic journals in the field of economic history. He is author of Nutrition and Economic Development in the Eighteenth Century Habsburg Monarchy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989) and is currently writing A Young Scholars Guide to Academia (co-authored with John Goldsmith; University of Chicago Press). Professor Komlos founded and has been editing the new journal Economics and Human Biology since 2003.

Papers Published in World Economics:

     Measures of Progress and Other Tall Stories