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James, Jonathan Garry

Senior Lecturer

University of Bath, United Kingdom


United Kingdom

Max Weber alumnus

Department of Economics

Cohort(s): 2011/2012

Ph.D. Institution

University of Essex, United Kingdom


Prior to joining the European University Institute as a Max Weber Fellow, I am a Ph.D. student at the University of Essex. There I am completing my doctoral dissertation ‘Essays on the Economics of Health and Education’, and expect to complete it in June 2011. I also have an M.Sc. from the University of Essex, and I completed my B.A. at the University of Sussex.
My research interests include the economics of health, education and applied econometrics. In addition I am interested in field experiments and behavioural economics. I have a couple of papers related to the school lunch programme in the UK, one of which is forthcoming in the Journal of Health Economics, and another related to child health and teen pregnancy.
I am currently involved in a large scale randomised field experiment (jointly with Michele Belot and Patrick Nolen) aiming at involving 10-20 local education authorities in different regions across England; within each area we will involve around 5 schools, and within each school approximately 50 children. Specifically, we will be rewarding for consuming fruit and vegetables, and we will test two different mechanisms, a piece-rate scheme and one based on competition. The fieldwork for this is on-going.
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