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About James K. Boyce

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 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.


Present Director of Program on Development, Peacebuilding, and the Environment, University of Massachusetts Amherst Program on Development, Peacebuilding, and the Environment
Present Steering Committee, University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Heritage & Society
Present Professor, Department of Economics, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Honors and Awards

  • Fair Sharing of the Common Heritage Award, Project Censored and Media Freedom Foundation, 2011
  • Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2006
  • Samuel Conti Research Fellowship Award, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2005
  • Dudley Seers Memorial Prize for Best Article in Economics, 2003
  • Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Chancellor’s Medal, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2000
  • Fulbright Fellowship, 1992

Contact Information

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University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
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University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
Tel: 413-577-0816

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