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Karl Polanyi

AKA Karl Paul Polanyi

Born: 25-Oct-1886
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 23-Apr-1964
Location of death: Pickering, Ontario, Canada
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Scholar

Nationality: Hungary
Executive summary: The Great Transformation

Military service: Austro-Hungarian Army (WWI)

Political economist; uncle of chemist and Nobel laureate John C. Polanyi.

Brother: Michael Polanyi (chemist-philosopher, b. 11-Mar-1891, d. 22-Feb-1976)
Wife: Ilona Duczynska
Daughter: Kari Polanyi Levitt (economics professor)

    University: PhD Philosophy, University of Budapest (1908)
    Law School: University of Budapest (1912)
    Professor: Bennington College (1940-47)
    Professor: Columbia University (1947-53)

Author of books:
The Great Transformation (1944)
Dahomey and the Slave Trade (1966)
Primitive, Archaic, and Modern Economics: Essays of Karl Polanyi (1968, essays)

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