James Love

Contacting James Love
Work phone: +1.202.332.2670 | Mobile Phone +1.202.361.3040 | Email: james.love@keionline.org
Twitter: @jamie_love
Fediverse: @jameslove@hackyderm.io

(Give my office a call or give me another nudge if you have difficulty getting a response. I am overwhelmed at times by the amount of email I get, particularly when I travel and get behind).

Short Bio

James Love is Director of Knowledge Ecology International. His training is in economics and finance, and work focuses on the production, management and access to knowledge resources, as well as aspects of competition policy. The current focus is on the financing of research and development, intellectual property rights, prices for and access to new drugs, vaccines and other medical technologies, as well as related topics for other knowledge goods, including data, software, other information protected by copyright or related rights, and proposals to expand the production of knowledge as a public good. James Love holds a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Additional Bio information

He advises UN agencies, national governments, international and regional intergovernmental organizations and public health NGOs, and is the author of a number of articles and monographs on innovation and intellectual property rights.

Knowledge Ecology International was created in 2006 as a separate entity to carry out work earlier done through the Center for Study of Responsive Law and Essential Information, where Love was employed from 1990 to 2006. Prior to that, he was Senior Economist for the Frank Russell Company, a lecturer at Rutgers University, and a researcher on international finance at Princeton University.

Awards: In 2006, Knowledge Ecology International received a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. In 2007, Love received the Public Knowledge IP3 award. In 2013, Love received the EFF Pioneer Award, to recognize leaders who extend freedom and innovation in the realm of information technology. In 2015, he received, with his wife Manon Ress, the Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage.


At KEI offices, June, 2023.

A few more pictures are available here.


I blog about KEI work here.

On other topics, including some not work related, comment here:

  • On Twitter as @jamie_love
  • Harvard’s “Bill of Health” blog, here.
  • A blog on Medium, here.

Selected Articles and Reports