Professor of Economics, University of Graz
Heinz D. Kurz is Professor emeritus of Economics at the University of Graz and founder and from 2006-2013 chairman of the Graz Schumpeter Centre. He studied Economics and Political Science in Munich, wrote his PhD thesis in Kiel and in 1977-1978 he was a Visiting Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge. In 1979 he was appointed to a Chair in Economics at the University of Bremen. In 1988 he joined the University of Graz. In 1990-1991 he served as Theodor Heuss Professor in the Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research, New York. He held numerous visiting professorships in many countries worldwide. His main fields of research are: the theory of production, capital, income distribution, technical change and innovation, economic growth and the history of economic analysis. He received several prizes and awards, including the Main Prize of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in 2002. In 2014, he was appointed to a Honorary Professorship at Nanjing University. He served as the President of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought and several other societies. He has published numerous papers and books, several of which have been translated into other languages, including Chinese, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Turkish, French, Hindi. He has been the Managing Editor of Metroeconomica since 1998, and is one of the Founding Editors of the European Journal of the History of Economic Thought. He is General Editor of the unpublished papers and correspondence of Piero Sraffa, a task carried out on behalf of Cambridge University Press and Trinity College, Cambridge.