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Komlos, John 1944-

Works: 134 works in 441 publications in 3 languages and 5,158 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Textbooks  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HC265, 338.9436
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Most widely held works by John Komlos
The Chicago guide to your academic career : a portable mentor for scholars from graduate school through tenure by John A Goldsmith( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written as an informal conversation among colleagues, this book provides a guide to the academic career. It contains useful advice about finding a mentor, making it through the dissertation, getting a job, obtaining tenure, and other topics. The chapters of part 1, Becoming a Scholar, are: (1) Deciding on an Academic Career; (2) Entering Graduate School, with "The Inside Track: Financing Graduate Education" (Tom Thuerer); (3) The Mentor; (4) Writing a Dissertation; and (5) Landing an Academic Job, with "The Inside Track: Leaving Academic for the Corporate World" (Ami Kronfield). Part 2, The Academic Profession, contains: (6) The Life of the Assistant Professor; (7) Teaching and Research with "The Inside Track: Publishing the First Book" (Colin Day); (8) Tenure; (9) Competition in the University System and Outside Offers, with "The Inside Track: Consulting and Intellectual Property" (Pierre Laszlo); (10) Family, Gender, and the Personal Side of Academic Life; and (11) Conclusion. Appendixes discuss the administrative structure of a university and policies on parental leave and shared positions, and contain tables. (Contains 8 tables, 143 endnotes, and 97 references.) (Sld)
The Habsburg monarchy as a customs union : economic development in Austria-Hungary in the nineteenth century by John Komlos( Book )

35 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nutrition and economic development in the eighteenth-century Habsburg monarchy : an anthropometric history by John Komlos( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and German and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Komlos examines the industrial expansion of Austria from a fresh viewpoint and develops a new model for the industrial revolution. By integrating recent advances in the study of human biology and nutrition as they relate to physical stature, population growth, and levels of economic development, he reveals an intense Malthusian crisis in the Habsburg lands during the second half of the eighteenth century. At that time food shortages brought about by the accelerated population growth of the 1730s forced the government to adopt a reform program that opened the way for the beginning of the industrial revolution in Austria and in the Czech Crownlands. Comparing this "Austrian model" of economic growth to the industrial revolution in Britain, Komlos argues that the model is general enough to explain demographic and economic growth elsewhere in Europe--despite obvious regional differences. The main feature of the model is the interplay between a persistent, even if small, tendency to accumulate capital and a population with an underlying tendency to grow in numbers while remaining subject to Malthusian checks, particularly a limited availability of food. According to Komlos, modern economic growth in Europe began when the food constraint was finally lifted.Originally published in 1989.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Stature, living standards, and economic development : essays in anthropometric history( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzing differences in physical stature by social group, gender, age, provenance, and date and place of birth, these essays illuminate urban and rural differences in well-being, explore the effects of market integration on previously agricultural societies, contrast the experiences of several segments of society, and explain the proximate causes of downturns and upswings in well-being. Particularly intriguing is the researchers' conclusion that the environment of the New World during this period was far more propitious than that of Europe, based on data showing that European aristocrats were in worse health than even the poorest members of American society. The most comprehensive and detailed gathering of this kind of anthropometric research to date, this book will be vital for demographers, economists, historians, physical anthropologists, sociologists, and human biologists
Economic development in the Habsburg monarchy in the nineteenth century : essays( Book )

14 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biological standard of living in Europe and America, 1700-1900 : studies in anthropometric history by John Komlos( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic development in the Habsburg monarchy and in the successor states : essays( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biological standard of living on three continents : further explorations in anthropometric history( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Kossuth in America, 1851-1852 by John Komlos( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What every economics student needs to know and doesn't get in the usual principles text by John Komlos( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short book explores a core group of 40 topics that tend to go unexplored in an Introductory Economics course. Though not a replacement for an introductory text, the work is intended as a supplement to provoke further thought and discussion by juxtaposing blackboard models of the economy with empirical observations. Each chapter starts with a short ""refresher"" of standard neoclassical economic modelling before getting into real world economic life. Komlos shows how misleading it can be to mechanically apply the perfect competition model in an oligopolistic environment where only an insig
Empirische Ökonomie : eine Einführung in Methoden und Anwendungen by John Komlos( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in German and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected cliometric studies on German economic history by John Komlos( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biological standard of living in comparative perspective : contributions to the conference held in Munich, January 18-22, 1997, for the XIIth Congress of the International Economic History Association by International Economic History Congress( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of economics and human biology( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The height of US-born non-Hispanic children and adolescents ages 2-19, born 1942-2002 in the NHANES samples by John Komlos( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We examine the height of non-Hispanic US-born children born 1942-2002 on the basis of all NHES and NHANES data sets available. We use the CDC 2000 reference values to convert height into Height-for-Age z-scores stratified by gender. We decompose deviations from the reference values into an age-effect and a secular trend effect and find that after an initial increase in the 1940s, heights experienced a downward cycle to reach their early 1950s peak again only c. two decades later. After the early 1970s heights increased almost continuously until the present. Girls born in 2002 are estimated to be 0.35[sigma] and boys are 0.39[sigma] above their 1971 values implying an increase of circa 2.5 cm between birth cohorts 1971 and 2002 as an average of all ages (Table 3). Age effects are also substantial - pointing to faster tempo of growth. Girls are c. 0.23[sigma] taller at age 11 and boys 0.15[sigma] taller at age 13 than reference values (Figure 3). This translates into an age effect of circa 1.7 cm and 1.3 cm respectively. Hence, the combined estimated trend and age-effects are substantially larger than those reported hitherto. The two-decade stagnation in heights and the upward trend beginning in the early 1970s confirm the upswing in adult heights born c. 1975-1983, and implies that adults are likely to continue to increase in height. We find the expected positive correlation between height and family income, but income does not affect the secular trend or the age effects markedly
The biological standard of living in the two Germanies by John Komlos( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical stature is used as a proxy for the biological standard of living in the two Germanies before and after unification in an analysis of a cross-sectionalsample (1998) of adult heights, as well as among military recruits of the1990s. West Germans tended to be taller than East Germans throughout theperiod under consideration. Contrary to official proclamations of a classlesssociety, there were substantial differences in physical stature in East-Germany.Social differences in height were greater in the East amongfemales, and less among males than in the West. Spatial inequality wasgreater in the East than in the West, pointing to the relativelyunderdeveloped nature of the East-German rural sector. The difficultiesexperienced by the East-German population after 1961 is evident in theincrease in social inequality of physical stature thereafter, as well as in theincreasing gap relative to the height of the West-German population. Afterunification, however, there is a tendency for East-German males, but not offemales, to catch up with their West-German counterparts
The trend of BMI values of US adults by centiles, birth cohorts 1882-1986 by John Komlos( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trends in BMI values are estimated by centiles of the US adult population by birth cohorts 1886-1986 stratified by ethnicity. The highest centile increased by some 18 to 22 units in the course of the century while the lowest ones increased by merely 1 to 3 units. Hence, the BMI distribution became increasingly right skewed as the distance between the centiles became increasingly larger. The rate of change of BMI centile curves varied considerably over time. The BMI of white men and women experienced upsurges after the two World Wars and downswings during the Great Depression and again after 1970. However, among blacks the pattern is different during the first half of the century with men's rate of increase in BMI values decreasing substantially and that of females remaining unchanged at a relatively high level until the Second World War. However, after the war the rate of change of BMI values of blacks resembled that of the whites with an accelerating phase followed by a slow down around the 1970s. In sum, the creeping nature of the obesity epidemic is evident, as the technological and lifestyle changes of the 20th century affected various segments of the population quite differently
Principles of economics for a post-meltdown world by John Komlos( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This brief emphasizes the ways in which introductory economics textbooks incorrectly rely on assumptions about the free market, the rational agent model, market fundamentalism, and standard long-standing assumptions in economics, and in doing so disregard the effects of incomplete and asymmetric information on choice and on allocation, and maintain a general but flawed belief that competitive markets can always provide efficient solutions automatically. In other words, the standard economics principles textbook is anachronistic, they assume that tastes are exogenous, they overlook interdependencies and externalities not only in production but in consumption of goods, and they overlook the fact that path-dependence is a major hindrance to optimization. Mainstream principles of economics textbooks distort our worldview with immense political and cultural consequences. Students of these principles deserve a more complete perspective, and this brief critiques that conventional worldview and provides an alternative perspective, with an emphasis on free-market economics wherein the human element should be paramount and moral judgments should override market outcomes. In other words, what is important is not GNP as much as the quality of life, not institutions but how people live and fare in them. This brief argues that economics cannot be a science; it has too many ideological aspects, and in many ways conventional textbooks are not providing a true-to-life depiction of the economy. This Brief will be a reference or supplemental text for college and university students enrolled in such applied undergraduate and graduate courses and seminars in economics and economic theory
Recent trends in height by gender and ethnicity in the US in relation to levels of income by John Komlos( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Height trends since World War II are analyzed using the most recent NHANES survey released in 2006. After declining for about a generation, the height of adult white men and women began to increase among the birth cohorts of c. 1975-1986, i.e., those who reached adulthood within the past decade (1995-2006). The increase in their height overcame the prior downturn that lasted between ca. 1965 and 1974. The height gap between white and black men has increased by only 0.43 cm (0.17 in.) during past decade compared to the previous quarter century to reach 1.0 cm (0.39 in.). However, the height of black women has been actually declining absolutely by 1.42 cm (0.56 in.) and relative to that of white women. Black women of the most recent birth cohort are (at 162.3 cm, 63.9 in.) shorter than almost all Western-European women including Spain and Italy. As a consequence, a very considerable wedge has developed between black and white women's height of 1.95 cm (0.77 in.). The decline in their height is most likely related to the obesity epidemic caused by inadequate dietary balance. Black women in the age range 20-39 weigh some 9.5 kg (21.0 lb) more than their white counterparts. It appears that black females are experiencing a double jeopardy in the sense that both their increasing weight and the diminution of their physical stature are both substantial and are both probably associated with negative health consequences
The poverty of growth with interdependent utility functions by John Komlos( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Chicago guide to your academic career : a portable mentor for scholars from graduate school through tenure
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The Habsburg monarchy as a customs union : economic development in Austria-Hungary in the nineteenth centuryStature, living standards, and economic development : essays in anthropometric historyEmpirische Ökonomie : eine Einführung in Methoden und Anwendungen