Katharine Rockett has worked at the University of Essex since 1999, where she currently serves as Head of Economics. This follows work at the Institut d’Analisi Economica in Barcelona and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Her research interest include the economics of research and development, new technologies, firm organisation and licensing. She has published a number of articles, appearing in such outlets as the Journal of Industrial Economics, the Journal of Public Economics, the Rand Journal of Economics, and the American Economic Review. Katharine holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.