Carnegie Mellon University

Lee Branstetter, Ph.D.

Lee Branstetter, Ph.D.

Chair of the Oversight Committee, QSSS

H. John Heinz III College
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890


Lee Branstetter received his B.A. from Northwestern University in 1991 and his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1996.  He has taught at Dartmouth College, the University of California, Davis, and Columbia Business School, where he served as the Director of the International Business Program.  Professor Branstetter joined the faculty of Carnegie Mellon in 2006, and currently holds a joint appointment as a tenured associate professor in the Heinz College and the Social and Decision Sciences Department.     

Professor Branstetter conducts research in the fields of international economics and industrial organization, with a regional emphasis on Asia.  In addition to his academic pursuits, Professor Branstetter has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the OECD Science and Technology Directorate, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and the World Bank.  

Professor Branstetter is currently away from campus while serving on President Obama's Council of Economic Advisors.

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