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jcd_headshot3_compressedI am a researcher in the Technology for Emerging Markets Group at Microsoft Research India in Bangalore. My primary research interests concern the economic and social implications of the spread of mobile telephony in the developing world. Visit my MSRI homepage for updates on current projects in Microenterprise Development, M-Banking, M-health, and “mobile-centric” internet use. I am currently a visiting academic at the Hasso Plattner Institute for ICT4D Research at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Previously, I was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Earth Institute at Columbia University.  I have also been a consultant with the Monitor Group in Cambridge, MA, and with its spin-off, the OTF Group. I have a Ph.D. from Stanford in Communication Theory and Research.

You can reach me at:  jonathan <<at>> jonathandonner . com and follow me as @jcdonner on Twitter.