Jonathan Cave

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Senior Research Fellow
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Ph.D. in economics, Stanford University; M.A. in economics, University of Cambridge; B.Sc. in chemistry and economics, Yale University

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Jonathan Cave is a senior research fellow at RAND Europe. He most recently studied the economics and strategies of innovation and growth, as well as the impacts of new technologies. He is frequently involved in analysing European Union (EU) regulatory policy and its impact upon a range of issues from healthcare to new communication technologies. Cave has worked on network evolution (helping draft the Declaration of Limelette); governance and security; the governance of the Information Society; patent, copyright, and trademark issues (including economic and regulatory issues related to naming, knowledge exchange, software patenting, and trade over the Internet); information security and assurance; cybertrust; and the economic, sociopolitical, and environmental sustainability of the global networked knowledge society. He is a founding member of the Brussels-EU Chapter of the Club of Rome. Prior to joining RAND Europe, Cave held positions at the Bank of England; the U.S. Federal Trade Commission; and the universities of California, Illinois, and Warwick. Cave earned his B.Sc. in chemistry and economics from Yale University; his M.A. in economics from the University of Cambridge; and his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.

Recent Projects

  • Economics of biometrics, privacy, and identity
  • Cybertrust and cybercrime
  • Market-based complements to regulation
  • Economics and epidemiology of drug policy
  • Spectrum auctions

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: BBC Broadcasting House; BBC West Midlands; Birmingham Post; Cato Journal; Daily Mail; eStrategies; Guardian; New Scientist; Nouvel Observateur; Sunday Mercury; Times; Washington Post; ZDNet