Jacob Funk Kirkegaard

Senior Associate

Jacob Funk Kirkegaard is a senior associate with RHG and leads the firm’s Advanced Economies analysis. Jacob is also a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, where he focuses on structural economic reform issues in Europe and other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries. His expertise includes pension and healthcare systems, labor market developments, demographic trends, immigration policy, foreign direct investments, and the productivity impacts of information technology.

Jacob is coeditor of Transatlantic Economic Challenges in an Era of Growing Multipolarity (2012), author of The Accelerating Decline in America’s High-Skilled Workforce: Implications for Immigration Policy (2007), 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).

Jacob speaks frequently on European and OECD country structural economic issues at various academic and private institutions, including the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission. He has testified before the US Congress and the European Parliament.


The Coming Resolution of the European Crisis

The Coming Resolution of the European Crisis

Jacob Funk Kirkegaard and C. Fred Bergsten

In this policy brief, Jacob Kirkegaard and PIIE director C. Fred Bergsten see two resolutions to the euro area crisis: jettison the monetary union, or adopt a complementary economic union.