Bio and Research Interests


Professor of economics and decision sciences within the department of health policy and management of Harvard. James is currently on a multi-year scientific placement at the TSE-LERNA research centre, supervising a team of PhD and post-doctoral researchers. With a PhD in public policy from Harvard (1988), James is a former mathematician at the Rand Corporation, and is renowned for his research in risk analysis. He has published over 100 articles in journals such as Nature, Science, and leading economics publications.

Current position

INRA Chair at TSE-LERNA - secondment from Harvard
Professor of economics and decision sciences at Harvard University
Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)