Dr Alexander Klein

Deputy Head of School,
Reader in Economics
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Dr Alexander Klein


Alexander Klein is a Reader in Economics. He received his PhD from CERGE-EI Prague in 2006. He was a post-doctoral research fellow at Jagiellonian University, Krakow in 2006-2007 and at the University of Warwick in 2008-2010. 

He is an editor of Economic History of Developing Regions, a CEPR research fellow, and a research associate at CAGE, University of Warwick.

Alexander joined the University of Kent in 2011, and is the Deputy Director of the Macroeconomics, Growth and History Centre (MaGHiC). He is also a member of Microeconomics Research Group.

Research interests

  • Economic history
  • Economic geography
  • Agglomeration economics
  • Long-run economic growth
  • Historical national accounts



Current students

Past students

  • Dr Oluwaseun Olugun
  • Laurence Durham
  • Dr Gintare Malisauskaite
  • Dr Aydan Dogan
  • Dr Eleni Kalfa


Dr Alexander Klein is a member of the editorial board of European Review of Economic History, and Economic History of Developing Regions.

Administrative roles

  • Deputy Head of School (joint with Mathan Satchi)
  • Deputy Director of Graduate Studies (PhD) (joint with Bansi Malde)
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