Lawrence Klein

1920 - 2013

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Lawrence Robert Klein (September 14, 1920 – October 20, 2013) was an American economist. For his work in creating computer models to forecast economic trends in the field of econometrics in the Department of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1980 specifically "for the creation of econometric models and their application to the analysis of economic fluctuations and economic policies." Due to his efforts, such models have become widespread among economists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lawrence Klein has received more than 134,925 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. Lawrence Klein is the 103rd most popular economist (down from 79th in 2019), the 1,421st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,024th in 2019) and the 31st most popular American Economist.

Lawrence Klein is most famous for his work in macroeconomics. He is credited with developing the "Klein-Goldberger model," which is a mathematical model of the U.S. economy.

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Among economists, Lawrence Klein ranks 103 out of 315Before him are William Beveridge, Richard Cantillon, Thomas Schelling, Richard Stone, Adolph Wagner, and Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play. After him are George Stigler, Merton Miller, Jacques Attali, Dale T. Mortensen, Lorenz von Stein, and Zhou Youguang.

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Among people born in 1920, Lawrence Klein ranks 72Before him are Albert Barillé, Maurice Bucaille, Robert Whittaker, Mario Beccaria, José López Portillo y Pacheco, and Chiara Lubich. After him are Roberto Calvi, Ovadia Yosef, Franklin J. Schaffner, Mario Benedetti, E. Donnall Thomas, and Jack Elam. Among people deceased in 2013, Lawrence Klein ranks 56Before him are Tony Lip, Conrad Bain, Viktor Kulikov, Chinua Achebe, Mohammed Omar, and Sylvia Browne. After him are Ovadia Yosef, John Cornforth, Kenneth Waltz, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Wilfried Martens, and Tadeusz Mazowiecki.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lawrence Klein ranks 1,421 out of 15,968Before him are John Mott (1865), Rollo May (1909), Barry Levinson (1942), Robert Bloch (1917), Sidney Bechet (1897), and Dirk Benedict (1945). After him are Val Kilmer (1959), Chris Cornell (1964), Bessie Smith (1894), Fred Phelps (1929), Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934), and Bob Ross (1942).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Lawrence Klein ranks 31Before him are Edmund Phelps (1933), Vernon L. Smith (1927), Douglas McGregor (1906), Alan Greenspan (1926), Jeremy Rifkin (1945), and Thomas Schelling (1921). After him are George Stigler (1911), Merton Miller (1923), Dale T. Mortensen (1939), Paul Krugman (1953), Walt Whitman Rostow (1916), and Robert Fogel (1926).