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3/14/13: NEC w/Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, PIIE: “The Euro Area Crisis: Status in early 2013”

  • 14 Mar 2013
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Chinatown Garden Restaurant 618 H St NW


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Jacob Funk Kirkegaard

Jacob Funk Kirkegaard 
Senior Fellow
Peterson Institute for International Economics

 “The Euro Area Crisis: Status in early 2013”

Persistent macro-economic weakness in the euro area is threatening to return the euro area to acute economic, financial and political crisis. This talk will focus on the short, medium and long-term political and economic outlook for the euro area after the Italian elections. Will the fiscal strategy focusing on front-loaded consolidation be altered? Has the ECB’s OMT program safety net from last September been politically undermined? What is the status of the European “banking union”? And where will the euro area be in 2020?

Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, senior fellow, has been associated with the Institute since 2002. He is also a senior associate at the Rhodium Group, a New York-based research firm. 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; and Columbia University in New York. He is coeditor ofTransatlantic Economic Challenges in an Era of Growing Multipolarity (2012) and author of The Accelerating Decline in America's High-Skilled Workforce: Implications for Immigration Policy (2007) and 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, pension systems and accounting rules, demographics, offshoring, high-skilled immigration, and the impact of information technology.

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