After my first visit to Japan, in 1960, to work on a joint model building project at Osaka University, I maintained a continuing interest in the country and the entire Far East.
Building Continuing Country East Entire
Although I was not aware of it at the time, the experience of growing up during the Great Depression was to have a profound impact on my intellectual and professional career.
Aware Career Depression During Experience
An early fascination with higher mathematics at the university level blossomed into speculative thinking that could provide a basis for dealing with economic issues.
Blossomed Could Dealing Early Economic
During the early 1960s, I decided to supplement research support for quantitative economic studies at Pennsylvania by selling econometric forecasts to private and public sector buyers.
Decided During Early Econometric Economic
I, Lawrence Klein, was born in Omaha, Nebraska, as were my elder brother and younger sister.
Brother Elder I Klein Lawrence
It came as a surprise to find that a professional society and journal (Econometrica) were flourishing, and I entered this area of study with great enthusiasm.
Came Entered Enthusiasm Find Flourishing