Lee Branstetter Presents Lecture to Development Solutions Organization

Lee BranstetterLee Branstetter, associate professor of economics and public policy at Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz School of Policy and Management and its Department of Social and Decision Sciences, will present a talk for the Development Solutions Organization, “Will India and China dominate the 21st Century Global Economy?”

The talk and reception will be held October 14, 4:30, Doherty Hall A310. Branstetter, who is also a Principal Investigator for Carnegie Mellon|Portugal’s joint doctoral program in Social and Decision Sciences, has research interests in the areas of international economics, the economics of technological innovation, industrial organization, East Asian economic growth, and the Japanese economy.

Branstetter will discuss how in recent years, respected economists from the private and public sectors have predicted that China and India could eclipse the United States in economic size over the course of the 21st century. Branstetter explains why standard models of economic growth imply that this outcome is plausible and even likely. He goes on to demonstrate why this outcome could raise the living standards of American families in the 21st century, even as it forces a radical change in America’s place in the world.

Lee Branstetter is a highly cited expert on international economics and the economics of innovation. Prior to his appointment at Carnegie Mellon, Branstetter was the Daniel Stanton Associate Professor of Business and Director of the International Business Program at Columbia Business School. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.

The Development Solutions Organization (DSO) is hosting this event as part of a series to introduce students to opportunities to work on impactful global projects and to build a community around this vision. View the DSO’s Facebook page for this event for additional information.