Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, senior fellow, has been associated with 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; the Columbia University in New York; and received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. He 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). His current research focuses on European economies and reform, foreign direct investment trends and estimations, pension systems, demographics, offshoring, high-skilled immigration, and the impact of information technology.
Marketplace Public Radio IMF Offers Mixed Economic Picture, All Eyes on Europe Audio | October 8, 2014 Jacob Funk Kirkegaard discusses why the United States is exceeding the International Monetary Fund's projections, while many European countries are performing worse than the IMF expected.
CNBC What's Behind France's Cabinet Shake-up Video | August 26, 2014 Jacob Funk Kirkegaard explains how a low approval rating, 10 percent unemployment, and zero economic growth led French President François Hollande to shake up his cabinet.
The Economist Germany's Role in Europe Online debate | June 18, 2013 Jacob Funk Kirkegaard argues against the notion that Europe has suffered from a lack of German leadership during the euro crisis in this week-long online debate.
Bloomberg TV There Will Be a Mini Bank Run in Cyprus Video | March 25, 2013 Jacob Funk Kirkegaard explains that Europe is several big steps closer to a banking resolution framework in the euro area, one that would be similar to how the FDIC operates in the United States.
The Diane Rehm Show Cyprus and EU Bailouts Audio | March 21, 2013 Jacob Funk Kirkegaard joins Sheila Bair, Nicholas Karambelas, Nicholas Schrifin, and host Tom Gjelten to discuss of the state of the Cyprus bailout negotiations.
PBS NewsHour Will the Banking Crisis in Cyprus Rock Other Markets? Video with transcript | March 18, 2013 Jacob Funk Kirkegaard explains that when a small country like Cyprus has banks worth 800 percent of GDP, then when the banks have a small problem, the government has a big one.
NPR's Weekend Edition Japan's Economic Plan May Be Bad News for Everyone Else Audio | January 26, 2013 Japan is being criticized for infusing its economy with money to help spur consumption, but Jacob Funk Kirkegaard notes the global economic recovery would have been much worse had the US Federal Reserve and other central banks not flooded their own financial markets with money during the global recession.