jonathan caulkins

Jonathan P. Caulkins is the H. Guyford Stever University Professor of Operations Research and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Dr. Caulkins specializes in systems analysis of problems pertaining to drugs, crime, terror, violence and prevention, earning him the David Kershaw Award from the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management, a Robert Wood Johnson Health Investigator Award and the INFORMS President’s Award.  Issues surrounding marijuana legalization have been a focus in recent years and other interests include optimal control, reputation and brand management, prevention and black markets.  He has taught a quantitative decision-making course on four continents to students from 50 countries at every level. Dr. Caulkins has authored or co-authored more than 125 refereed articles and 10 books. He is a past Co-director of RAND's Drug Policy Research Center, founding Director of RAND’s Pittsburgh office and continues to work through RAND on a variety of government projects. Dr. Caulkins received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in systems science from Washington University, an S.M. in electrical engineering and computer science and doctorate in operations research, both from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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