Advanced Economies

RHG’s advanced economies team analyzes the shocks and challenges confronting higher-income mature economies.  Assessing the declining commercial and political dominance of the incumbent economic leaders requires a multi-disciplinary approach and insights derived equally from quantitative analysis, political assessment and frequent interactions with policymakers.

Senior Associate Jacob Funk Kirkegaard leads Rhodium Group’s advanced economies analysis, while spearheading analysis at the Peterson Institute for International Economics on ongoing European predicaments.  He speaks widely on topics including debt sustainability, pension and healthcare systems, cross-border trade and investment, demographic trends, immigration, and labor market developments, and is the author or co-author of The Accelerating Decline in America’s High-Skilled Workforce (2007), US Pension Reform: Lessons from Other Countries (2009), and Transforming the European Economy (2004).


Can Greece Make a Deal with Europe? Part 1: Why and When a Deal Must Be Struck

by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard

The new Greek coalition government led by Syriza seeks a “new arrangement” with its international creditors in the euro area. The signals from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s government have not helped his case. For example, after declaring that Greece would not deal with the Troika ...