James K. Boyce is a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and director of the environment program at the Political Economy Research Institute. His latest book is Economics, the Environment, and Our Common Wealth (2013). His previous books include Reclaiming Nature: Environmental Justice and Ecological Restoration (2007); Natural Assets: Democratizing Environmental Ownership (2003); and The Political Economy of the Environment (2002). He is president of Econ4: Economics for People, the Planet and the Future.

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Keeping the Oil in the Soil

Article | Jul 22, 2019

The central goal of any serious climate policy is to keep fossil fuels in the ground. The central question is how.

The humble economist

Paper Conference paper | | Oct 2017

What economics can – and can’t – tell us about climate change 

America Last

Article | Jun 8, 2017

Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris accord sets the US economy back

Carbon Dividends: The Bipartisan Key to Climate Policy?

Article | Feb 13, 2017

The practical question in Washington today is not whether regulations will go, but whether anything will replace them

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A Plan for Earth’s Survival that Can Survive U.S. Politics?

Article | Jul 30, 2019

Economist James K. Boyce explains how to fight climate change and rising income inequality in one shot

What Role Should Economists Play in Climate Policy?

Video | May 30, 2018

Economist James K. Boyce argues that the distribution of carbon tax revenue is just as important as the price itself


From the Origins of Economic Ideas to the Challenges of Our Time

Event Plenary | Oct 21–23, 2017

INET gathered hundreds of new economic thinkers in Edinburgh to discuss the past, present, and future of the economics profession.