Nicholas Merriman is an economist at Milieu, having joined in 2015 to contribute to policy assessment and research, with a particular focus on economic analysis in EU policy areas such as environment, climate change, agriculture and energy. Nicholas holds a Master’s degree in agricultural, food and environmental policy analysis from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain as well as a Master’s degree in agricultural engineering – with a specialisation in applied economics – from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. Drawing from his newly acquired knowledge on such varied topics as econometrics, comparative agricultural policies and decision science, he wrote his Master’s thesis on the influence of speculative trading in agricultural commodity markets.
A first hands-on experience in EU policy at a Brussels association gave Nicholas real world exposure to areas such as agriculture, forestry and the environment. After this initial introduction to European affairs and advocacy, Nicholas worked at a Belgian environmental consultancy with a regional and developing country focus. He concentrated mainly on capacity building and waste management, as well as on renewable energy.
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Dutch