International Economics Expert Kapstein Joins Faculty at LBJ School and McCombs School

Sept. 8, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas — Ethan B. Kapstein, one of the world's foremost scholars in international economic relations, is joining the faculty of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Kapstein will hold a Tom Slick Professorship in International Affairs and offer two seminars in the spring 2010 semester, one on economic development and the other on the economics of national security.

Kapstein also has received an appointment at the McCombs School of Business and will hold the Dennis O'Connor Regent's Professorship in Business for 2009-2010.

"We are delighted that Ethan Kapstein has decided to join the LBJ School," said Interim Dean Admiral Bobby R. Inman, U.S. Navy (Ret.) "Kapstein, a distinguished professor with extensive experience in international affairs, will exercise senior leadership as well as greatly enhance our visibility and credibility in our rapidly developing global policy effort."

Recently named Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, D.C., Kapstein holds the INSEAD Chair in Political Economy at INSEAD, the international business school with campuses in Fontainebleau, France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi. Kapstein is also a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington and with the French Institute of International Relations in Paris. Previously, Kapstein was the Stassen Professor of International Peace at the University of Minnesota, vice president of the Council on Foreign Relations, principal administrator at the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), and executive director of the Economics and National Security Program at Harvard University.

A retired U.S. naval officer and former international banker, Kapstein has published widely in professional and policy journals and is a frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of leading newspapers. He is the author or editor of eight books, the most recent of which are "Economic Justice in an Unfair World" (Princeton 2006) and "The Fate of Young Democracies" (Cambridge 2008, with Nathan Converse). Kapstein has been a consultant to many private and public sector organizations, including the World Bank and OECD and has been a visiting professor at Sciences Po in Paris, the University of Nice, the National Institute for Defense Studies in Tokyo and the National War College in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the International House of Japan.

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