This lecture by Peter G. Klein was presented at the 2011 Mises University in Auburn, Alabama.
Klein is an American Austrian economist who studies managerial and organizational issues. Klein is Associate Professor in the Division of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Missouri and Associate Director of the Contracting and Organizations Research Institute. He is also an adjunct professor at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Senior Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. He specializes in organizational economics, strategy, and entrepreneurship, with applications to corporate diversification, organizational design, and innovation.
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.
In 2008 Klein added his name as a signatory to the Academics for Ron Paul petition and website; declaring his support for the 2008 Presidential candidate.