James Merewood is an analyst and economist at RAND Europe. He has experience using mixed-method approaches to programme evaluation, in particular with using QED and RCT methods to analyse large-scale education policies in the UK, Eastern Europe, and Pakistan.

Merewood's recent projects have included an RCT scoping exercise to examine the impact of improved adult maths education on attainment, an impact and economic evaluation of the indirect costs of hate crime to victims and the wider society, and a QED analysis of a nationwide initiative to improve the selection of head teachers by introducing merit-based selection. In addition, Merewood has worked on projects which examine the impact of Refugee Employability programmes, focus on how to attract Long Term Care workers from non-EU countries, and assess the feasibility of evaluations of adult maths education courses in the prison population.

Prior to joining RAND Europe, Merewood completed his Ph.D. in behavioural and experimental economics at the University of East Anglia, focusing on education administrative policy.


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