Alex James

Oxcarre Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellow (Economics)
BA California State; PhD Wyoming


Alex James is a research fellow at the Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies in the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford. He earned his PhD in economics from the University of Wyoming in 2012 after receiving his BA in economics from California State University, Chico in 2006.

His research interests include environmental, resource and development economics. Of particular interest to him is the relationship between natural resource endowments and economic outcomes including growth and public policy. He is also interested in analyzing a variety of economic problems using experimental methods.

Selected Publications:

  • James, Alexander and James, Robert. 2011. "Do resource dependent regions grow slower than they should?" Economics Letters 111(3): 194 - 196.
  • Jacquemet, N., James, A., Luchini, S., Shogren, J. 2011. “Social psychology and environmental economics: a new look at ex ante corrections of biased preference evaluation,” Environmental and Resource Economics 48(3): 413-433.
  • James, Alexander and Aadland, David. 2010. "The curse of natural resources: an empirical investigation of U.S. counties," Resource and Energy Economics 33(2): 440 - 453.