Nicholas Eberstadt

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

Wendt Chair in Political Economy

Nicholas Eberstadt holds the Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he researches and writes extensively on demographics and economic development generally, and more specifically on international security in the Korean peninsula and Asia. Domestically, he focuses on poverty and social well-being. Dr. Eberstadt is also a senior adviser to the National Bureau of Asian Research. His many books and monographs include Poverty in China; The Tyranny of Numbers: Measurement and Misrule; The End of North Korea; The Poverty of the Poverty Rate: Measure and Mismeasure of Material Deprivation in Modern America; and Russia’s Peacetime Demographic Crisis: Dimensions, Causes, Implications. His latest book is Men Without Work: America’s Invisible Crisis. He has offered invited testimony before the US Congress on numerous occasions and has served as consultant or adviser for a variety of units within the US government. In 2012 Dr. Eberstadt was awarded the prestigious Bradley Prize. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University, a Master of Science from the London School of Economics, a Master of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a PhD in political economy and government from Harvard University.

Sessions With Nicholas Eberstadt

Friday, 5 March

  • 10:15am - 10:45am (CST) / 05/mar/2021 04:15 pm - 05/mar/2021 04:45 pm


    Globalization: Will it survive?

    Panel Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management
    The COVID pandemic illustrated that the world is inextricably interconnected. And the devastation caused by that very interconnectedness has accelerated attacks on globalization. The US-China trade war launched moves to supply chain diversification. Yet still the commercial power of comparative trade advantages sustain pressure to strategize globally. Has the era of globalization shifted to the imperative of de-coupling? Can technology reduce the risks of supply chain management? What happens when transnational forces, from pandemics to economic contagion, do not recognize sovereign borders?