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Jonathan Caulkins

Jonathan P. Caulkins, PhD, is Guyford Stever Professor of Operations Research and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University’s Qatar Campus and Heinz College. Dr. Caulkins specializes in mathematical modeling and systems analysis of social policy decision problems, with a particular focus on issues pertaining to drugs, crime, violence, and prevention (work that won the David Kershaw Award from the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management) and on software quality. Other interests include optimal control, counter-terror, black markets, and investment in reputational assets.

Dr. Caulkins has published a number of monographs through RAND and over 75 journal articles in Operations Research, Management Science, JASA, JPAM, The American Journal of Public Health, Mathematical Biosciences, The Journal or Urban Economics, The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, The Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, and the Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, among other outlets. At RAND he has been a consultant, visiting scientist, co-director of RAND’s Drug Policy Research Center (1994–1996), and founding director of RAND’s Pittsburgh office (1999-2001).

Dr. Caulkins received a BS and MS in Systems Science from Washington University and an SM in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and PhD in Operations Research from M.I.T.

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