Pete Klenow’s research interests include economic growth, productivity, and business cycles. He is currently focusing on firm dynamics and what they imply for innovation and growth.
In addition to his position on the faculty at Stanford, Klenow currently serves as the Gordon Moore Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He previously taught as an assistant and associate professor at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. Between his faculty positions, Klenow served as a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
Currently, Klenow is co-director of the Economic Fluctuations and Growth program of the NBER and serves as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of San Francisco and Minneapolis. He is a member of the Initiative on Global Markets Booth Economic Experts Panel and has an intergovernmental personnel assignment at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. He is an associate editor for the Quarterly Journal of Economics and Econometrica and previously served as an associate editor of the American Economic Review.
Klenow received a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley and a PhD in economics from Stanford University.