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Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Hans-Hermann Hoppe (born September 2, 1949) is an Austrian school economist and anarcho-capitalist philosopher.

Born in Peine West Germany, he attended the Universität des Saarlandes in Saarbrücken, and the Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, studying Philosophy, Sociology, History, and Economics. He earned his Ph.D (Philosophy, 1974) and his “Habilitation” (Foundations of Sociology and Economics, 1981), both from the Goethe-Universität. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor from 1976 to 1978.

He taught at several German universities as well as at the Johns Hopkins University Bologna Center for Advanced International Studies, Bologna, Italy. In 1986, he moved from Germany to the United States, to study under Murray Rothbard. He remained a close associate until Rothbard's death in January, 1995.

Hoppe is currently Professor of Economics at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a Senior Fellow with the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and Editor of the Journal of Libertarian Studies.


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