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.