Evan Hillebrand, PhD

Evan Hillebrand was Professor of Geoeconomic Studies at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky. He taught courses in Geopolitical Modeling, Economic Statecraft, Globalization, and Energy Security.  Before coming to the Patterson School in 2004, Dr. Hillebrand served over 30 years as an economic analyst and econometric modeler with the Central Intelligence Agency. He was Chief Economist for the Strategic Assessments Group which pioneered long-range, global socio-economic analysis for the Agency. He was awarded the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal. He retired a second time in 2014 and now lives in Cambridge, Md.

His research interests include long-term economic growth, global poverty, foreign trade, economic power, and the modeling of political relationships.  He is a collaborator with the International Futures Project at the University of Denver and he has consulted for the National Intelligence Council, the Departments of State and Energy, the United Nations, the European Union, and the Shanghai Institute of American Studies. 

His recent book, Energy, Economic Growth, and Geopolitical Futures (MIT Press, 2015; Stacy Closson co-author) serves as a capstone to Dr. Hillebrand’s long career in model-based analysis of international affairs.

Dr. Hillebrand earned a PhD in Economics from The George Washington University in 1981, after previous study at the University of Wisconsin and the University of California at Davis. A list of his publications and his CV as of 2013 is available at his university website, uky.edu/~ehill2 .