James Anderson is director of the Justice Policy Program and the Institute for Civil Justice in the RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment unit and a senior behavioral/social scientist at the RAND Corporation. He has been the principal investigator on a wide range of projects, ranging from policy implications of autonomous vehicle technology to understanding the effects of indigent defense systems. He has been funded by the National Institute of Justice, the National Institutes of Health, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the State of Pennsylvania, the Institute for Civil Justice, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Department of Defense, and the National Science Foundation. His work has appeared in the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Journal of Law and Economics, the Oxford University Press, and in numerous RAND publications.
He has presented to a wide variety of academic and professional audiences. He is a member of the Centers for Disease Control's Policy Surveillance Standards Expert Committee and a Member of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies Committee on Vehicle Highway Automation. In addition to leading research, Anderson currently serves as a member of RAND's Institutional Review Board. Before joining RAND, he clerked for the Honorable Morton Greenberg of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and represented prisoners on death row as a federal public defender for 10 years. He received a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. in ethics, politics, and economics from Yale University.