Rufus Pollock

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Rufus Pollock
Rufus Pollock (2011).jpg
Rufus Pollock in 2011
Born 1980 (age 33–34)
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Thesis Should We Give Every Cow Its Calf? Monopoly, Competition and Transaction Costs in the Promotion of Innovation and Creativity (2008)
Doctoral advisor Rupert Gatti
David Newbery

Rufus Pollock (born 1980) is an economist and co-founder of the Open Knowledge Foundation. He is a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow,[1][2] an Associate of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge and a Director of the Open Knowledge Foundation which he co-founded in 2004.

He has held the Mead Research Fellowship in economics at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.[3]

He is credited by web inventor Tim Berners-Lee for starting the Raw Data Now 'meme'. [4]


  1. ^ "Rufus Pollock Shuttleworth Fellowship". Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Shuttleworth Fellows Page". Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mr Rufus Pollock". Retrieved 4 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Credits for Linked Data talk at TED, 2009". Retrieved 8 February 2012. 

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