John Komlos

Department of Economics
Ludwig-Maximilians University
Ludwigstrasse 33/IV
Munich D-80539
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Institutional Affiliation: Ludwig-Maximilians University

NBER Working Papers and Publications

April 2016Growth of income and welfare in the U.S, 1979-2011
January 2016The Decline in the Nutritional Status of the U.S. Antebellum Population at the Onset of Modern Economic Growth
with Brian A'Hearn: w21845
July 2015Biological Well-Being in Late 19th Century Philippines
with Jean-Pascal Bassino, Marion Dovis: w21410

Published: Bassino, JP., Dovis, M. & Komlos, J. Cliometrica (2018) 12: 33.

August 2014Has Creative Destruction Become More Destructive?

Published: Komlos John, 2016. "Has Creative Destruction become more Destructive?," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 16(4), pages 1-12, October. citation courtesy of

June 2014Behavioral Indifference Curves
August 2010The Trend of BMI Values of US Adults by Centiles, birth cohorts 1882-1986
with Marek Brabec: w16252

Published: “The T rend of BMI V alues of US adults by deciles, birth cohorts 1882 - 1986 stratified by gender and ethnicity,” with Marek Brabec, Economics and Human Biology 9 (2011) 3:234 - 250. CESifo Working Paper No. 3132. NBER Working Paper no. 16252

April 2010The Trend of Mean BMI Values of US Adults, Birth Cohorts 1882-1986 Indicates that the Obesity Epidemic Began Earlier than Hitherto Thought
with Marek Brabec: w15862

Published: “The T rend of M ean BMI V alues of US Adults, birth cohorts 1882 - 1986 indicates that the obesity epidemic began earlier than hitherto thought.” with Ma rek Brabec American Journal of Human Biology , 22, (2010): 631 - 638. CESifo Working Paper No. 2987. NBER Working Paper no. 15862.

January 2009Recent Trends in Height by Gender and Ethnicity in the US in Relation to Levels of Income
March 2008The Transition to Post-industrial BMI Values Among US Children
with Ariane Breitfelder, Marco Sunder: w13898

Published: The transition to post-industrial BMI values among US children John Komlos1,*, Ariane Breitfelder1, Marco Sunder2 Article first published online: 5 NOV 2008 DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.20806 Copyright © 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc. Issue American Journal of Human Biology American Journal of Human Biology Volume 21, Issue 2, pages 151–160, March/April 2009

August 2007The height of US-born non-Hispanic children and adolescents ages 2-19, born 1942-2002 in the NHANES Samples
with Ariane Breitfelder: w13324

Published: American Journal of Human Biology Volume 20, Issue 1, pages 66–71, January/February 2008

January 1992Toward an Anthropometric History of African-Americans: The Case of the Free Blacks in Antebellum Maryland
in Strategic Factors in Nineteenth Century American Economic History: A Volume to Honor Robert W. Fogel, Claudia Goldin and Hugh Rockoff, editors
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