The bio below comes from a published article and may now be dated.
Israel M. Kirzner was born in London, UK in 1930, spending the years 1940-48 in Cape Town, South Africa. Graduating from Brooklyn College, NY in 1954, he went on to complete his Ph.D. in economics at New York University, after which he joined the faculty of economics at that institution, becoming full professor in 1969. A student of Ludwig von Mises, his research career focused on “Austrian economics,” especially on the theory of entrepreneurship; he has contributed 17 books and monographs (including five edited volumes). Retiring in January 2002, Kirzner is now Professor Emeritus of Economics, New York University.