Jacob Kirkegaard

Peterson Institute for International Economics

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Economist and research fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and co-editor of Transatlantic Economic Challenges in an Era of Growing Multipolarity

Jacob Kirkegaard on KCRW

After five years of pension cuts and tax increases, the prospect of greater austerity in exchange for another bailout was defeated yesterday by a margin of 60 percent.

Greek Voters Just Say "No"

After five years of pension cuts and tax increases, the prospect of greater austerity in exchange for another bailout was defeated yesterday by a margin of 60 percent.

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Just back from Botswana, King Carlos of Spain has apologized for his African hunting trip at a time when Spain has become the latest European economy to be in " full crisis mode ."

Will Spain Sink the Euro?

Just back from Botswana, King Carlos of Spain has apologized for his African hunting trip at a time when Spain has become the latest European economy to be in " full crisis mode ."

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Just back from Botswana, King Carlos of Spain has apologized for his African hunting trip at a time when Spain has become the latest European economy to be in " full crisis mode ."

Is Spain on the Brink?

Just back from Botswana, King Carlos of Spain has apologized for his African hunting trip at a time when Spain has become the latest European economy to be in " full crisis mode ."

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