Assistant Professor of International Relations
Jonathan focuses on designing contracts to support new technological innovations in Africa and other developing regions. He draws on frameworks from New Institutional Economics.
Jonathan’s current focus is ‘bridge institutions’ which firms and governments are using to move into rural and frontier areas in Africa. He is exploring mobile money in Kenya, ‘Hello Tractor’ which is a so-called ‘Uber for tractor’ sharing app in Nigeria, and the ‘Bboxx’ micro-solar energy service in Rwanda.
Jonathan has a Masters and a PhD from Oxford University. He has provided policy advice to the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, Gates Foundation, World Bank, and central banks in Africa and the Pacific.
Professor Greenacre’s areas of expertise include Fintech, Law and Technology, New Institutional Economics, and Regulatory Theory and Practice.