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The bio below comes from a published article and may now be dated.
Thomas B. Marvell is a lawyer-sociologist. He is currently researching the relationships among age structure, prison population, and crime rates, and the relationship between greenhouse gases and temperature.
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Timur Kuran, Professor of Economics and Law & King Faisal Professor of Islamic Thought and Culture, Director, Institute for Economic Research on Civilizations, Department of Economics, University of Southern California