Lawrence Klein

American economist (1920-2013)

Lawrence Robert Klein (September 14, 1920 – October 20, 2013) was an American economist of Jewish descent. He became a well-known economist for his work in creating computer models to forecast economic trends in the field of econometrics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1980 for his discovery.

Lawrence Klein
Born(1920-09-14)September 14, 1920
DiedOctober 20, 2013(2013-10-20) (aged 93)
NationalityUnited States
InstitutionUniv. of Pennsylvania
University of Oxford
University of Michigan
Cowles Commission
School or
Neo-Keynesian economics
Alma materMIT (Ph.D.)
UC Berkeley (B.A.)
ContributionsMacroeconometric forecasting models
AwardsJohn Bates Clark Medal (1959)
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (1980)
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Klein was born on September 14, 1920 in Omaha, Nebraska. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania. and at the University of California, Berkeley.

Klein married Sonia Adelson during the 1950s. They had three daughters and one son. Klein died on October 20, 2013 in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania from natural causes, aged 93.[1]


  1. "Lawrence R. Klein, economist who forecast global trends, dies at 93". New York October 20, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013.

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