Albert Keidel is a development economist specializing in East Asia. His recently completed book manuscript applies lessons from China’s economic success to an understanding of effective economic development policies. He is an adjunct graduate professor at George Washington University, where he teaches a graduate course on the Chinese economy and an undergraduate course on current issues in East Asia. He previously was a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States (which sponsored his book research grant) and a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, after working in the U.S. Treasury Department as Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Office of East Asian Nations, and before that as Treasury’s China Desk Officer. He has advised the Brazilian and Egyptian governments on how China’s economic success might have lessons for their own development efforts. Albert has worked in China, Japan, and Korea and has taught graduate economics courses on China, Japan and development economics, including variously over the past 30+ years at The Ohio State University, John Hopkins University SAIS, Georgetown University, and George Washington University. He received a BA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship year in the Faculty of Economics at Tokyo National University (using the Japanese language). He has strong Chinese (Mandarin) language skills.
Economic instability; emerging economies; China; Japan; East Asia; Southeast Asia
IAFF 3186 Current Events in East Asia
ECON 6269 Economy of China I
B.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., Harvard University; Post-doctoral fellow, Faculty of Economics, Tokyo National University