Director, Program on Development, Peacebuilding, and the Environment and Professor of Economics
James K. Boyce received his Ph.D. in economics from Oxford University. He is the author of 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), and 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 (with Betsy Hartmann, Zed Press 1983). He is the co-editor of Reclaiming Nature: Ecological Restoration and Environmental Justice (Anthem Press 2007), Peace and the Public Purse (Lynne Rienner 2007), and 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 climate change, environmental justice, capital flight, and the relationship between economic policies and violent conflict.