Press

  • Greece Is Not Out of the Woods

    Greece Is Not Out of the Woods

    Peterson Institute | April 14, 2010

    In this interview with Peterson Perspectives, Jacob Kirkegaard foresees more difficulties impeding German approval of a Greek rescue, and grave problems for meeting Europe's terms.

  • Did Obama 'Snub' the European Union?

    Did Obama 'Snub' the European Union?

    Peterson Institute | February 10, 2010

    In a PIIE Peterson Perspectives interview, Jacob Kirkegaard explains how the Lisbon Treaty reconstituting the European Union made it less essential for President Obama to attend a US-EU summit in May.

  • What to Expect at Copenhagen

    What to Expect at Copenhagen

    Peterson Institute | December 7, 2009

    Jacob Kirkegaard, interviewed for Peterson Perspectives, says that after scaling back expectations, the climate summit will likely yield a political agreement to curb carbon emissions, a step toward an eventual agreement.

  • Is a Green Recovery Possible?

    Is a Green Recovery Possible?

    Peterson Institute | February 5, 2009

    Peterson Institute interviews Trevor Houser, who calls on the United States to work with G-20 allies to achieve a green recovery across the globe.

  • Social Security, the Financial Crisis, and Lessons from Abroad

    Social Security, the Financial Crisis, and Lessons from Abroad

    Peterson Institute | January 27, 2009

    Following the release of his book, US Pension Reforms: Lessons from Other Countries, Jacob Kirkegaard assesses the vulnerabilities of the US Social Security and pension systems and how other countries are tackling the same problems.

  • US High-Skilled Immigration Policy: A Self-Inflicted Wound

    US High-Skilled Immigration Policy: A Self-Inflicted Wound

    Yale Global | July 1, 2008

    Jacob Kirkegaard's piece on US immigration policy in Yale Global Online, a publication of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization.

  • Climate Change: International Competition and US Policy Responses

    Climate Change: International Competition and US Policy Responses

    Peterson Institute | June 17, 2008

    In an interview with the Peterson Institute, Trevor Houser explains the US domestic economic impact of measures to limit greenhouse gas emissions, the advantages and limits of a cap-and-trade system, and how such a system might fit into the WTO trade structure.

  • How the US Middle Class Became 10% Poorer

    How the US Middle Class Became 10% Poorer

    The Globalist | August 1, 2007

    Jacob Kirkegaard's Aug. 2007 article for The Globalist on the OECD's recent redefinition of the middle class.