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Peter G. Klein

Peter G. Klein is Professor of Applied Social Sciences at the Missouri, Professor (by courtesy) at the Truman School of Public Affairs, and Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian School of Economics.

Klein's research focuses on the economics of organization, entrepreneurship, and strategic management, with applications to diversification, innovation, food and agriculture, public policy, and economic growth. He is author or editor of five books and over seventy-five articles, chapters, and reviews. His work has appeared in the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Rand Journal of Economics, Organization Science, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Sloan Management Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Management Studies, Managerial and Decision Economics, Strategic Organization, and other professional and practitioner outlets. He is an Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Perspectives, an Associate Editor of the Independent Review, and sits on the Editorial Boards of eight other academic journals. (Click here for his CV.)

His 2012 book Organizing Entrepreneurial Judgment: A New Approach to the Firm (with Nicolai Foss, Cambridge University Press) received the 2014 Best Book Prize from the Foundation for Economic Education.

Recent courses include PhD courses in Entrepreneurship, the Economics of Institutions and Organizations, and Austrian Economics; MBA and MS courses in Business Economics, Change Management, and Network Economics; and undergraduate courses in Business Strategy and Managerial Economics.

Klein taught previously at Washington University's Olin School of Business, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Georgia, and the Copenhagen Business School. During the 2000-01 academic year he was a Senior Economist with the Council of Economic Advisers. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

He blogs at Organizations and Markets. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.


Division of Applied Social Sciences
University of Missouri
135 Mumford Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

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