Robert W. Klein is Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. He is also Director of the Center for Risk Management and Insurance Research and an Associate Professor of Risk Management and Insurance at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Dr. Klein is a leading expert on insurance regulation and markets with 30 years of experience as a regulator and academic researcher. He has published extensively on various topics in insurance and its regulation, and he also has testified frequently at legislative and regulatory hearings on significant issues affecting insurance consumers and the industry.
Prior to joining Georgia State University in September 1996, Dr. Klein was the director of research and chief economist for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. He also has served as staff economist for the insurance department and state legislature in Michigan. He has a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in economics from Michigan State University. Dr. Klein is a Sloan Fellow at the Financial Institutions Center at the Wharton School of Business. He has served on the Board of Directors for the American Risk and Insurance Association and currently serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Insurance Regulation and Risk Management and Insurance Review.