Patrick Kline teaches in the fields of labor, urban economics, and econometrics, and focuses his research on place-based policies, inequality, and program evaluation.
Kline began his current position on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley after previous posts as an assistant professor at Yale University and as the Trione Visiting Professor at the Stanford Institute for Policy Research. He also currently serves as a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
The recipient of a number of awards and fellowships, Kline most recently won a research grant from the Berkeley Center for Equitable Growth and the National Science Foundation. He has been twice voted “Best Graduate Teacher” by the Graduate Economics Association. Previously, he held a consultant position for the African region of the World Bank.
Kline received his undergraduate education in political science from Reed College. He then earned a master’s degree in public policy and a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.