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Hans Sennholz

Austrian School economist

Died when: 85 years 140 days (1024 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius


Hans Sennholz

Hans F.Sennholz (;German: [ˈzɛnhɔlts]; 3 February 1922 – 23 June 2007) was a German-born American Austrian School economist and prolific author who studied under Ludwig von Mises.

A Luftwaffe pilot during World War II, he was shot down over North Africa on 31 August 1942, and spent the remainder of the war in a POW camp in the United States.

After returning to Germany, Sennholz took degrees at the universities of Marburg in 1948 and Köln in 1949.He then moved to the United States to study for a Ph.D. at New York University where he became Mises' first PhD student in the United States.

He taught economics at Grove City College, 1956–1992.After he retired, he became president of the Foundation for Economic Education, 1992–1997.

Joseph Salerno and Joseph Schumpeter have both praised Sennholz for his exceptional prose clarity in defense of the Austrian school.

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