Jakob Wilhelmus is an associate director in international finance and macroeconomics at the Milken Institute. He studies topics relating to systemic risk, capital flows, and investment. Concentrating on market-level information, his work focuses on identifying and analyzing financial data to produce a better understanding of the behavior and underlying structure of capital flows. He is also involved in organizing Institute conference sessions aimed at bringing regulators and market participants together to exchange views. Wilhelmus is the co-author of several Milken Institute reports and numerous blogs. He holds an MS in economics from the Free University of Berlin.