Peter G. Klein

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Peter G. Klein
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Nationality American
Institution University of Missouri
University of Georgia
UC Berkeley
Field Managerial economics, Entrepreneurial econ, Innovation econ, Industrial econ
School or tradition
Austrian School
Alma mater UC Berkeley (PhD) 1995
University of North Carolina (B.A.) 1988
Influences Friedrich Hayek, Oliver E. Williamson, Carl Menger, Friedrich von Wieser, Ludwig von Mises
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Peter G. Klein is an American Austrian economist who studies managerial and organizational issues. Klein is Professor in the Division of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Missouri and Associate Director of the Contracting and Organizations Research Institute (CORI).[1] He is also an adjunct professor at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Senior Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute,[2] and a Faculty Research Fellow at the McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.


Klein specializes in organizational economics, strategy, and entrepreneurship, with applications to corporate diversification, organizational design, and innovation. His books include Entrepreneurship and the Firm: Austrian Perspectives on Economic Organization[3] (edited with Nicolai J. Foss, Edward Elgar, 2002), The Fortunes of Liberalism,[4] volume 4 of The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek[5] (University of Chicago Press, 1992), The Capitalist and the Entrepreneur: Essays on Organizations and Markets [6] (Mises Institute, 2010), and Organizing Entrepreneurial Judgment: A New Approach to the Firm (with Nicolai J. Foss, Cambridge University Press, 2011).[7]

During the 2000–2001 academic year, Klein was a Senior Economist on the Council of Economic Advisers.

In 2012, he authored an article entitled 'Entrepreneurs and Creative Destruction' in The 4% Solution: Unleashing the Economic Growth America Needs, published by the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

Teaching career[edit]

Klein taught previously at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Georgia, the Copenhagen Business School, and the Olin Business School. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, studying under 2009 Nobel Laureate Oliver E. Williamson, and his B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.[8]


  1. ^ CORI web site accessed February 27, 2008
  2. ^ Ludwig von Mises Institute web site, accessed February 27, 2008
  3. ^ book information
  4. ^ book information
  5. ^ University of Chicago Press web site
  6. ^ Mises Institute web site
  7. ^ book information
  8. ^ Online CV, accessed at December 12, 2008.

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