James Merewood

Cambridge Office


Ph.D. in economics, University of East Anglia; M.Sc. in economics and finance, University of East Anglia; B.A. in politics, philosophy and economics, University of East Anglia


James Merewood is an analyst at RAND Europe working in the area of home affairs and social policy. His primary research interests surround education policy, with a focus on reducing educational inequality. He has experience using a mixed-method approach to programme evaluation, and has worked with both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Prior to joining RAND Europe, he completed his Ph.D. which examined the impact of education policy using both empirical and experimental economic methods. He has worked on projects related to the merit-based selection of high school principals, the impact of ability tracking on student effort, and corruption within education systems.