James joined the Team for Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment (TEEHTA) in October 2014. Prior to this he was a PhD student affiliated with the Health, Econometrics and Data Group, supervised by Andrew Jones and Nigel Rice. His thesis was concerned with the assessment of methods for modelling the distribution of healthcare costs.
He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Health Economics from the University of York, and has worked at the OECD and the Department of Health (UK) on summer placements. His PhD was funded by the ESRC and he was a Royal Economics Society Junior Fellow in 2013-2014.