Richard Jackson

  • Richard Jackson is currently a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and a senior adviser to the Concord Coalition. From 2003 to 2013, he was a senior fellow at CSIS, where he directed the Global Aging Initiative, a research program that explores the economic, social, and geopolitical implications of demographic trends, and especially population aging, in the United States and around the world. Jackson is the author or coauthor of numerous policy studies, including Balancing Tradition and Modernity: The Future of Retirement in East Asia (2012); Global Aging and the Future of Emerging Markets (2011); The Global Aging Preparedness Index (2010); The Graying of the Great Powers: Demography and Geopolitics in the 21st Century (2008); Long-Term Immigration Projection Methods: Current Practice and How to Improve It (2007); and The Graying of the Middle Kingdom: The Demographics and Economics of Retirement Policy in China (2004). From 1993 to 2002, Jackson worked as an independent researcher, writer, and consultant on public policy issues. From 1988 to 1992, he was a research fellow at the Hudson Institute, where he contributed to the path-breaking Workforce 2000 Project. Jackson regularly speaks on long-term demographic and economic issues and is widely quoted in the media. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Yale University.