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Kuczynski, Jurgen Peter (Born 1904)

  • J. Foster
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The son of the statistician and demographer R.R. Kuczynski, J.P. Kuczynski was educated at Berlin and Heidelberg universities. He became economic editor of Rote Fahne in 1930 and head of the KPD’s information department in 1933. In 1936 he emigrated to Britain, where he began publication of his comparative studies of living standards (Kuczynski 1939, 1944). From 1945 he resumed work in Germany, becoming professor of economic history at Humboldt University, Berlin, and publishing his 38-volume history of workers’ conditions under capitalism (Kuczynski 1964).

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