Nicholas Eberstadt, a political economist and a demographer by training, is also a senior adviser to the National Bureau of Asian Research, a member of the visiting committee at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a member of the Global Leadership Council at the World Economic Forum. He researches and writes extensively on economic development, foreign aid, global health, demographics, and poverty. He is the author of numerous monographs and articles on North and South Korea, East Asia, and countries of the former Soviet Union. His books range from The End of North Korea (AEI Press, 1999) to The Poverty of the Poverty Rate (AEI Press, 2008).
Commissioner, Key National Indicators Council, 2010-present
Member, Global Agenda Council, World Economic Forum, 2008-present
Member, Visiting Committee, Harvard School of Public Health, 2003-present
Senior Adviser, National Bureau of Asian Research, 1996-present
Member, President's Council on Bioethics, 2006-2009
Member, U.S. Commission on Helping to Enhance the Livelihood of People, 2005-2007
Member, Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2003-2007
Visiting Fellow, Center for Population and Developmental Studies, Harvard University, 1980-2002
Consultant, World Bank, U.S. State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census
Ph.D., political economy and government, Harvard University
M.P.A., Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
North Korea has no interest in granting America or its allies a lasting regional peace. Understanding this unwelcome but critical fact is the first step toward a strategy that could make the North Korean problem smaller, not larger, over time.
North Korea’s recent nuclear brinkmanship is a sign not of strength but of weakness. No matter how hard this Communist dynasty tries to conceal this fact from the outside world, problems at home — especially strains within the regime itself — are an important factor behind its aggressive external behavior.
What are the internal political dynamics in Pyongyang? How likely is North Korea to carry out an armed provocation, and what are the prospects for war? Is American strategy properly tailored to deal with the challenge of a nuclear North Korea? Join us for a panel discussion of these and other important questions.
In the new report "Addressing Russia's mounting human resources crisis," Nicholas Eberstadt, Hans Groth, and Judy Twigg look at Russia's demographic challenges, how they are likely to affect the nation's workforce in the years to come, and why the US should care.
American Enterprise Institute scholars Nicholas (Nick) Eberstadt, Michael Auslin and Dan Blumenthal react to North Korea’s third nuclear test which brings the country closer to its goal of pairing an intercontinental missile with a nuclear payload:“The existing North Korean government will not stop testing...
One of the especially striking aspects of Obama’s agenda-setting Second Inaugural address was its treatment of the entitlements question. His speech offered the sort of full-throated celebration of America’s real, existing social-welfare system that has not been heard from a U.S. president in decades—possibly since the Sixties.
In President Obama's second inaugural address, he not only outlined an ambitious agenda for his second term but also seemed intent on shutting down debate about the social-welfare state and its impact on American life.