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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 173,893 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Lawrence Klein is the 92nd most popular economist (up from 103rd in 2019), the 1,222nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,420th in 2019) and the 26th 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 92 out of 315Before him are Edmund Phelps, Cornelius Castoriadis, Gérard Debreu, Richard Stone, Paul Krugman, and Eugen Dühring. After him are Hermann Heinrich Gossen, Merton Miller, George Akerlof, János Kornai, Richard Cantillon, and Douglas McGregor.

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Among people born in 1920, Lawrence Klein ranks 54Before him are Baruj Benacerraf, Walter Nowotny, Gunnar Gren, Frank Sheeran, E. Donnall Thomas, and George Porter. After him are Ivan Kozhedub, Alicia Alonso, Isaac Stern, Prem Tinsulanonda, Peter D. Mitchell, and Ștefan Kovács. Among people deceased in 2013, Lawrence Klein ranks 46Before him are Ronald Dworkin, Jerome Karle, Nagisa Oshima, Jesús Franco, Richard Matheson, and Viktor Kulikov. After him are Manfred Rommel, J. J. Cale, Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Hiroshi Yamauchi, and Sara Montiel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lawrence Klein ranks 1,222 out of 18,182Before him are Nicholas Ray (1911), Vera Miles (1929), Will Durant (1885), Michael Moore (1954), William Randolph Hearst (1863), and Richard Donner (1930). After him are James Spader (1960), Jackie Coogan (1914), Uma Thurman (1970), Condoleezza Rice (1954), Andrew Dickson White (1832), and Barry Seal (1939).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, Lawrence Klein ranks 26Before him are Murray Rothbard (1926), Charles Cooley (1864), Richard Thaler (1945), Harry Markowitz (1927), Edmund Phelps (1933), and Paul Krugman (1953). After him are Merton Miller (1923), George Akerlof (1940), Douglas McGregor (1906), Alan Greenspan (1926), William Nordhaus (1941), and Vernon L. Smith (1927).