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Hans-Hermann Hoppe

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Hans-Hermann Hoppe

Hans-Hermann Hoppe (born September 2, 1949) is an Austrian school economist and controversial 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, Distinguished Fellow with the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and, until December, 2004, editor of the Journal of Libertarian Studies.

Hoppe's viewpoints on restricting immigration have generated controversy among libertarians. His comments during a lecture about time preference and homosexuals have also generated controversy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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