Michael A. Klein

Assistant Professor, Economics

Dr. Klein joined the faculty of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as an Assistant Professor of Economics in Fall 2018. His research examines innovation and economic growth in the context of an interconnected global economy. His current work focuses on policy issues related to the international protection of intellectual property, multilateral trade negotiation, and foreign direct investment. Examples include analyses of the international market for counterfeit products, technology transfer to developing economies through multinational firms, and the implications of firm patenting behavior across markets.

Selected Publications


PhD, Indiana University