Jakub Hlávka is a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. His research addresses R&D investment by the public and private sector; the impacts of innovation on health care, education and transportation; and the theory and practice of national security. Since joining RAND, he has contributed to studies for NASA, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, and other national and international clients.
Prior to joining RAND, Hlávka served in research and consulting roles at the Fraunhofer Society in Leipzig, Germany, at RAND Europe in Cambridge, UK, and Brussels, Belgium, and at the Czech Government and Ministry of Finance in Prague. He has worked on intellectual property regulation, defense and aerospace industry trade, additive manufacturing (3D printing), fight against corruption and the regulation of derivative trading. As a doctoral fellow, he has completed an internship at Genentech where he specialized in R&D portfolio planning.
Hlávka received his master's degree from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, specializing in international security and technology policy, and his undergraduate degree in international trade from the University of Economics in Prague. He has also joined the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the Prague Security Studies Institute as a regulatory and security policy scholar. He is fluent in Czech, English, German and French.