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Lawrence R. Klein
Biographic Sketch

Lawrence R. Klein was educated at the University of California, Berkeley (BA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D.). He has served on the faculties of the University of Chicago, University of Michigan, Oxford University, and the University of Pennsylvania. He was the Benjamin Franklin Professor of Economics and Finance at Pennsylvania, where he taught for 33 years, and is now Benjamin Franklin Professor, emeritus. Professor Klein is an econometrician and constructed several statistical models of the United States and various other countries. At Pennsylvania he founded Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates and was a principal investigator of Project LINK which combined models from countries throughout the world for studying international trade, payments, and global economic activity. He has served as President of many learned societies, edited scholarly journals, and advised governments in matters of economic policy. In 1976 he coordinated Jimmy Carter's economic task force in a successful campaign for Presidency of the United States. In 1980 he was the Nobel Laureate in Economics. Since 1984 he has been Director and Chairman of the Economic Policy Committee of W.P. Carey & Co.

A biography of Lawrence R. Klein is available at the web site of the Nobel Committee in Sweden.

ICAS Web Site Links for Lawrence R. Klein:
Bulletin of 21 October, 2013
A Pedagogical and Substantive Study for the Korean Economy
2004 Fall Symposium
2004 Spring Symposium
2003 Spring Symposium
International Economic Performance and Conflict Resolution
2002 Spring Symposium
The Estimation of China's Economic Growth Rate
1999 Spring Symposium
1999 Winter Symposium
Initiative for Economic Cooperation in Northeast Asia
1998 Fall Symposium
Outlook for the Asian and the Global Economy
1998 Liberty Award Dinner
Has the East Asian Financial Crisis Bottomed-out?
1998 Winter Symposium
The World Economic Outlook in the light of the Asian Financial Crisis

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