Nicholas Eberstadt

Nicholas Eberstadt

Bradley Prize recipient Nicholas Eberstadt is the Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington, D.C.  He is also a senior advisor to The National Bureau of Asian Research in Seattle, a commissioner on the U.S. Key National Indicators Council, a member of the Global Agenda Council for the World Economic Forum, and a member of the Visiting Committee for the Harvard School of Public Health.

Eberstadt researches and writes extensively about economic-development policy, foreign aid, global health, demographics, and poverty.  He regularly consults for governmental and international organizations, including such institutions as theU.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and The World Bank.  He has often been invited to offer expert testimony before the U.S. Congress.

From 2006 to 2009, Eberstadt served on The President’s Council on Bioethics.  From 2003 to 2007, he was a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors at the National Center for Health Statistics of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.  From 1980 to 2002, he was a visiting fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies.

Eberstadt is the author or co-author of approximately 20 books and monographs, including Poverty in China, Foreign Aid and American Purpose, The Tyranny of Numbers:  Mismeasurement and Misrule, Europe’s Coming Demographic Challenge:  Unlocking the Value of Health, Russia’s Peacetime Demographic Crisis:  Dimensions, Causes, Implications, and most recently, Policy and Economic Performance in Divided Korea During the Cold War Era:  1945-91 and A Nation of Takers:  America’s Entitlement Epidemic.  He has published more than 300 articles in scholarly publications and popular journals.

Eberstadt holds a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.P.A. from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, an M.S. from The London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard.