Chair of Statistics and Econometrics
Ingo Klein (born in 1953) studied Economics with a focus on statistics and mathematics at the University of Kiel. In 1979, he became a research associate at the university’s Department of Statistics and Econometrics, where he received his doctoral degree. From 1986 to 1987, Ingo Klein was head of the Department of Statistics at the Institute of Demoscopy in Allensbach. He then worked as a research associate at the Institute of Business Cycle Research at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, from 1987 to 1989 and as a senior research fellow for mathematics at the University of Kiel from 1989 to 1993. He completed his habilitation in statistics and econometrics and was appointed as a Privatdozent in 1993. Professor Klein has been Chair of Statistics and Econometrics at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) since 1994. He has served on the Scientific Advisory Council of the Institute of Employment Research in Nuremberg and as a member of the review board for economics and business administration at the DFG. He was dean of the School of Business and Economics from 2005 to 2007.
His research focuses on fundamental questions of measurement theory and statistics, as well as robust and non-parametric statistical methods with applications for financial and market research data.