Jørgen Elmeskov is currently Acting Head of the Economics Department and Chief Economist at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Mr. Elmeskov has worked in the OECD since 1986 in various capacities, being associated, among others, with the OECD Jobs Strategy, the OECD Growth Project and the organisation’s work on climate change and on globalisation. He also chaired the editorial board of OECD Economic Studies.
As a Member of the Danish government’s Welfare Commission, Mr. Elmeskov’s proposals initiated recent retirement reforms. He is currently a member of the Danish government’s Climate Commission.
Mr. Elmeskov holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen.