Jacob Funk Kirkegaard has been a research fellow at the Institute since 2002. Before joining the Institute, he worked with the Danish Ministry of Defense, the United Nations in Iraq, and in the private financial sector. He is a graduate of the Danish Army's Special School of Intelligence and Linguistics with the rank of first lieutenant; the University of Aarhus in Aarhus, Denmark; and Columbia University in New York. He is author of The Accelerating Decline in America's High-Skilled Workforce: Implications for Immigration Policy (2007) and coauthor of US Pension Reform: Lessons from Other Countries (2009) and Transforming the European Economy (2004) and assisted with Accelerating the Globalization of America: The Role for Information Technology (2006). His current research focuses on European economies and reform, pension systems and accounting rules, demographics, offshoring, high-skilled immigration, and the impact of information technology.
Recent Blog Posts by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard
- Despite Its Troubles, the Euro Area Is Making Progress
- Endgame in Greece: Don’t Look for an Imminent ‘Grexit’
- Is the Risk Free Status of Euro Area Sovereign Debt in Tatters?
- Why President Obama Can Stop Worrying About Europe
- Brinkmanship in Brussels, Sturm and Drachma for Greece and Europe
- How Euro Brinkmanship Is Beginning to Succeed
- On Greece, Growth, and Downgrades
- Portugal Votes for the IMF