Richard Jackson

Director and Senior Fellow, Global Aging Initiative

Publish Date: July  12,  2012


Richard Jackson is a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he directs the Global Aging Initiative, a research program that explores the economic, social, and geopolitical implications of demographic trends in the United States and around the world. He is also a senior adviser to the Concord Coalition. Jackson is the author 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); and The Graying of the Great Powers: Demography and Geopolitics in the 21st Century (2008).  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. He regularly speaks on long-term demographic and economic issues and is widely quoted in the national and international media. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Yale University and a B.A. in classics from SUNY at Albany.