Peter G. Klein

Peter G. Klein
Senior Academic Advisor

Peter G. Klein is Carl Menger Research Fellow of the Mises Institute, where he serves on the Board of Directors. He is the W. W. Caruth Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. He is also Academic Director of Baylor's Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise and Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Management at the Norwegian School of Economics. His research focuses on the economics of entrepreneurship and business organization, with applications to innovation, public policy, and economic growth. Klein has authored or edited seven books and has published over 75 academic articles, chapters, and reviews. See here for his website at Baylor University.

He taught previously at the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Georgia, the Copenhagen Business School, and the University of Missouri, and served as a Senior Economist with the Council of Economic Advisers. He is also a former Associate Editor of The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek. He is coeditor of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and on the Editorial Board of many academic journals including the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. He lectures regularly at the Mises University, Rothbard Graduate Seminar, and other Mises Institute events.

Klein received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and his B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 

Latest work

Mises Daily Peter G. Klein
Menger's path-breaking Principles of Economics, published in 1871 and newly published by the Mises Institute with an introduction by Peter G. Klein, not only introduced the concept of marginal analysis, it presented a radically new approach to economic analysis, one that still forms the core of the Austrian theory of value and price. Menger favored an approach that was deductive, teleological, and, in a fundamental sense, humanistic. Menger was primarily interested in explaining the real-world actions of real people, not in creating artificial, stylized representations of reality. Economics, for Menger, is the study of purposeful human choice, the relationship between means and ends.