Nick Eberstadt

Nick Eberstadt

Formal First Name
Nicholas (Nick)
1955 - present

Nick Eberstadt, a political economist and demographer by training, holds the Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute, where he researches and writes extensively on demographics, economic development, and international security, particularly in the Korean peninsula and Asia. He also focuses on poverty and social well-being within the United States. In addition to AEI, Eberstadt also serves as a senior adviser for 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. 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 served as consultant or adviser for a wide variety of units within the US government.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Eberstadt is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Asian Institute for Public Policy in Seoul.

  • He is currently a Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Key National Statistics.

  • He is also on the Advisory Council of the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA).

  • He is a member of the board of academic advisors for the Korea Economic Institute of America.


  • Eberstadt was a founding board member of the US Committee on Human Rights in North Korea.

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

  • He has served on the visiting committee of the Harvard School of Public Health and the US CDC's Board of Scientific Counselors 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.

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


  • Eberstadt frequently delivers expert testimony on a wide range of topics before Congress.

  • His appearances on radio and television range from NPR to CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”