James Boyce

Professor Emeritus of Economics

University of Massachusetts Amherst

James K. Boyce is a Senior Fellow at the Political Economy Research Institute and Professor Emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He received his Ph.D. from Oxford University. His latest books are Economics for People and the Planet: Inequality in the Era of Climate Change (Anthem 2019) and The Case for Carbon Dividends (Polity 2019). His earlier books include Economics, the Environment and Our Common Wealth (Edward Elgar 2013), Investing in Peace: Aid and Conditionality After Civil Wars (Oxford University Press 2002), The Political Economy of the Environment (Edward Elgar 2002), The Philippines: The Political Economy of Growth and Impoverishment in the Marcos Era (Macmillan 1993), and Agrarian Impasse in Bengal: Institutional Constraints to Technological Change (Oxford University Press 1987). He is the co-author of Africa's Odious Debts: How Foreign Loans and Capital Flight Bled a Continent (Zed Books, 2011) and A Quiet Violence: View From a Bangladesh Village (Zed Press 1983). He is the editor of Economic Policy for Building Peace: The Lessons of El Salvador (Lynne Rienner 1996), an outcome of the Adjustment Toward Peace project that he directed for the United Nations Development Programme, and co-editor of Peace and the Public Purse (Lynne Rienner 2007), Reclaiming Nature: Ecological Restoration and Environmental Justice (Anthem Press 2007) and Natural Assets: Democratizing Environmental Ownership (Island Press 2003). His current work focuses on climate change, environmental justice, capital flight, and the relationship between economic policies and violent conflict.

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