Jonathan P. Caulkins

Jon Caulkins is the Stever Professor of Operations Research and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. He has been on Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz School faculty since 1990, with leaves of absence to be co-director of RAND’s Drug Policy Research Center in Santa Monica (1994-1996), to found RAND’s Pittsburgh Office (1999-2001), and to teach at Carnegie Mellon’s campus in Doha, Qatar (2005-present). At the Heinz School he was director of the Masters of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) program and served as interim Associate Dean for Faculty. He did his undergraduate work in engineering and computer science at Washington University in St. Louis. He earned masters degrees in Systems Science and Mathematics (Washington University, 1987) and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (MIT, 1989) and a Ph.D. in Operations Research (MIT, 1990).

Caulkins serves or has served on the editorial board of Management Science, Operations Research, Mathematical and Computer Modelling, the Journal of Drug Issues, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, and I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, and has refereed for over 50 different journals. He chairs the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Data, Research, and Evaluation Committee and is a scientific advisor for Australia’s Drug Policy Modeling Project, PIRE’s Prevention Research Center, the Allegheny Country Jail Collaborative, and the Partnership for a Drug Free America Social Marketing Advisory Board. Caulkins is currently a trustee of Thiel College and is a past board member of The William J. Copeland Fund, Elmer J. Tropman Nonprofit Management Institute, Forbes Funds, and the Pittsburgh Technology Council. He currently serves on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Reducing Tobacco Use and was formerly a member of the National Research Council Committee on Immunotherapies and New Treatments for Addiction.

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Beau Kilmer

Beua Kilmer

Beau Kilmer is a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, where he codirects the RAND Drug Policy Research Center. He is also a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His research lies at the intersection of public health and public safety, with a special emphasis on substance use, illicit markets, crime, and public policy. Some of his current projects include estimating the size of illegal drug markets; assessing the consequences of alternative marijuana policies; measuring the effect of South Dakota’s 24/7 Sobriety Program on drunk driving, domestic violence, and mortality; and evaluating other innovative programs intended to reduce crime and violence.

Kilmer’s research has appeared in leading journals such as AddictionAmerican Journal of Public HealthProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and his commentaries have been published by the BBCCNNLos Angeles TimesNew York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal. His book on marijuana legalization (co-authored with Jonathan Caulkins, Angela Hawken, and Mark Kleiman) was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. Before earning his doctorate at Harvard University, Kilmer received a Judicial Administration Fellowship that supported his work with the San Francisco Drug Court.

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Mark A. R. Kleiman

Mark A.R. Kleiman is a Professor of Public Policy and the Director of the Crime & Justice Program at New York University’s Marron Institute of Urban Management. In addition, he is the chairman of BOTEC Analysis, a member of the Committee on Law and Justice of the United States National Research Council, and co-editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Dr. Kleiman attended Haverford College, graduating with a B.A. Economics (honors), Philosophy (honors), and Political Science (high honors). For his graduate education, he attended John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, earning an M.P.P. in Public Policy in 1974 and a Ph.D. in Public Policy in 1983.

For 19 years he served as a Professor of Public Policy at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs. Previously, he taught at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia Batten School, and was the first Thomas C. Schelling Professor at the University of Maryland. Kleiman was a legislative aide to Congressman Les Aspin (1974-1975) and a special assistant to Polaroid CEO Edwin Land (1975-1976). From 1977 to 1979, he was Deputy Director for Management and Director of Program Analysis for the Office of Management and Budget of the City of Boston. Between 1979 and 1983, Kleiman worked for the Office of Policy and Management Analysis in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. From 1982-1983 he was the director of the same office.

Dr. Kleiman’s recent subject areas include methods for accommodating imperfect rational decision-making in policy, designing deterrent regimes that take advantage of positive-feedback effects, and the substitution of swiftness and predictability for severity in the criminal justice system.

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