Michael Klein is Professor at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management in Germany and a Senior Adjunct Professor at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University.
Michael worked at the World Bank (1982 - 2009), most recently as Vice President for Financial and Private Sector Development for the World Bank Group as well as Chief Economist, International Finance Corporation. He was Chief Economist of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group (1997-2000) and headed the unit for non-OECD economies at the OECD Economics Department (1991-93). Before joining the World Bank, Michael was active in Amnesty International and served on its German Board (1977-79) and International Executive Committee (1979-82).
Michael studied in Bonn, New Haven and Paris and received his doctorate in economics from Bonn University, Germany.