James Boyce

Director, Development, Peacebuilding and the Environment

Political Economy Research Institute

Department of Economics
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: (413) 545 0915

James K. Boyce received his Ph.D. in economics from Oxford University. He is the author of 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), and co-author of A Quiet Violence: View From a Bangladesh Village (with Betsy Hartmann, Zed Press, 1983). He is the co-editor of Peace and the Public Purse: Economic Policies for Postwar Statebuilding (Lynne Rienner, 2007); Reclaiming Nature: Environmental Justice and Ecological Restoration (Anthem Press, 2007); Natural Assets: Democratizing Environmental Ownership (with Barry Shelley, Island Press, 2003) and editor of Economic Policy for Building Peace: The Lessons of El Salvador (Lynne Rienner, 1996). Professor Boyce's current work focuses on strategies for combining poverty reduction with environmental protection, and on the relationship between economic policies and issues of war and peace.

Focus: Development, Economy, Environment, Security, United States, Global, Americas

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Selected Publications:

A Chinese Sky Trust?, with Mark Brenner and Matthew Riddle. PERI Working Paper No. 82, 2005.

Green and Brown? Globalization and the Environment. PERI Working Paper No. 78, 2004.

Aid, Conditionality, and War Economies. PERI Working Paper No. 70, 2003.

Africa's Debt: Who Owes Whom, with Leonce Ndikumana. PERI Working Paper No. 48, 2002.

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Last Updated: Jan 18, 2008

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