Nick Eberstadt

Nick Eberstadt

Formal First Name
Nicholas (Nick)
1955 - present

Dr. Nick Eberstadt, a political economist and demographer by training, is the Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute, where he researches and writes extensively on demographics and economic development with focus on international security in the Korean peninsula and Asia. His research also covers poverty and social well-being within the United States. Dr. Eberstadt is the author of numerous monographs and articles on North and South Korea, East Asia, and countries of the former Soviet Union. He has also offered invited testimony before Congress on numerous occasions and has served as consultant or adviser for a variety of units within the US government. In addition to AEI, he is also a Senior Adviser to the National Bureau of Asian Research.

Professional Experience

Academic History



  • Dr. Eberstadt researches and writes extensively on economic development, foreign aid, global health, demographics, and poverty.

  • He has consulted for numerous governmental and international organizations, the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of State, USAID, and the World Bank.

  • In 2012, Eberstadt was awarded the prestigious Bradley Prize.


  • He has served on the visiting committee of the Harvard School of Public Health and the US CDC's Board of Scientific Counsellors National Center for Health Statistics.

  • He has also consulted for the US President's Council on Bioethics.

  • He has also participated in various commissions, including the Global Agenda Council and the US Commission on Helping to Enhance the Livelihood of People.


  • He has multiple appearances on radio and television, including NPR, CNN, and many more.

  • He has been invited on numerous occasions to offer expert testimony before Congress.