Avner Offer

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Avner Offer is Chichele Professor Emeritus of Economic History at the University of Oxford and a fellow of All Souls College and the British Academy. 

He was educated in Jerusalem and Oxford. Initially he wrote about land tenure and the economics of war, and published Property and Politics 1870-1914(CUP, 1981), and The First World War: An Agrarian Interpretation(OUP, 1989) as well as many articles. Subsequently he focused on consumption and the quality of life with The Challenge of Affluence: Self-control and Well-Being in the United States and Britain since 1950(OUP, 2006) as well as articles and edited books on reciprocity, well-being, working-class experience, and the social determinants of obesity.

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