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James W. Boyd
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth
202-328-5013
boyd@rff.org
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PROFILE
Jim Boyd’s research lies at the intersection of economics, ecology, and law, with a particular focus on the measurement and management of ecosystem goods and services. Boyd emphasizes the need to better coordinate economic and ecological research to improve the practical performance of green incentives, markets, and investments. He advocates and works on the practical design of a “green GDP”—national environmental accounts to capture and track the status of environmental public goods and services and measure the environmental consequences of economic growth.
  
Featured Publications
Goings On: Highlights from Recent Events at RFF
Juha V. Siikamäki, Dallas Burtraw, James W. Boyd, Jon A. Krosnick
Resources | 2014 (186)
 
Resources Magazine: 185
Phil Sharp, Molly K. Macauley, Dallas Burtraw, Arthur G. Fraas, Winston Harrington, Richard D. Morgenstern, James W. Boyd, Jared Carbone, Alan J. Krupnick, Juha V. Siikamäki
Resources | 2014 (185)
 
Business Motivations for Conservation
James W. Boyd
Resources | 2014 (185)
 
Catalysts for Conservation: Exploring Behavioral Science Insights for Natural Resource Investments
P. Lynn Scarlett, James W. Boyd, Anna Brittain, Leonard A. Shabman, Timothy J. Brennan
RFF Report | September 2013
 
Goings On: Highlights of RFF's Recent Contributions to Shaping Environmental Policy
Molly K. Macauley, James W. Boyd, Karen L. Palmer, Dallas Burtraw, P. Lynn Scarlett, William A. Pizer, Richard D. Morgenstern
Resources | 2013 (184)
 
The Best of Common Resources
Nathan Richardson, Alan J. Krupnick, Daniel F. Morris, Hal Gordon, Clayton Munnings, Heather L. Ross, Raymond J. Kopp, Timothy J. Brennan, Margaret A. Walls, James W. Boyd
Resources | 2013 (Digital Issue)
 
Goings On: Highlights of RFF's Recent Contributions to Shaping Environmental Policy
Kenneth J. Arrow, Sheila M. Olmstead, Dallas Burtraw, Arthur G. Fraas, Margaret A. Walls, Leonard A. Shabman, P. Lynn Scarlett, Ian W.H. Parry, Molly K. Macauley, Roberton C. Williams III, Richard D. Morgenstern, Karen L. Palmer, Allen Blackman, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, James W. Boyd, Carolyn Fischer
Resources | 2013 (183)
 
Resources Magazine: 182
Phil Sharp, James W. Boyd, Dallas Burtraw, Carolyn Fischer, Kristin Hayes, Richard D. Morgenstern, Peter Nelson, Nathan Richardson, Warren C. Robinson, Juha V. Siikamäki, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Roberton C. Williams III
Resources | 2013 (182)
 
The Limits to Ingenuity: Innovation as a Response to Ecological Loss
James W. Boyd
Resources | 2013 (182)
 
Goings On
James Smith, Anthony Paul, Carolyn Fischer, James W. Boyd, Elisheba Beia Spiller, Sheila M. Olmstead, Molly K. Macauley, Phil Sharp, Carolyn Kousky, Raymond J. Kopp, Dallas Burtraw, Alan J. Krupnick, Yusuke Kuwayama , P. Lynn Scarlett, Karen L. Palmer
Resources | 2012 (181)
 
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JOURNAL ARTICLES
The Nonmarket Benefits of Nature: What Should Be Counted in Green GDP?
James Boyd
Ecological Economics | 2007 | Issue 61 | Related Discussion Paper 06-24
 
Taxing Nutrient Loads
Sandra Hoffmann, James Boyd and Eleanor McCormick
Journal of Soil and Water Conservation | September / October 2006 | Vol. 61 | pp. 142A - 147A
 
Political Economy and the Efficiency of Compensation for Takings
Timothy Brennan and James Boyd
Contemporary Economic Policy | 2006 | Vol. 24, No. 1 | pp. 188-202 | Related Discussion Paper 95-28
 
What Are Ecosystem Services?
James Boyd and Spencer Banzhaf
Ecological Economics | August 2007 | Vol. 63, Iss. 2-3, | pp. 616-626 | Related Discussion Paper 06-02
 
Trading Cases: Is Trading Credits in Created Markets a Better Way to Reduce Pollution and Protect Natural Resources?
Karen Palmer, Jim Boyd, Dallas Burtraw, Alan Krupnick, Virginia McConnell, Jim Sanchirico, and Margaret Walls
Environmental Science and Technology | June 2003 | Vol. 79, No. 3
 
Water Pollution Taxes: A Good Idea Doomed to Failure?
James Boyd
Public Finance and Management | 2003 | Vol. 3, No. 1 | pp. 34-66
 
Fly-By-Night or Face the Music? Premature Dissolution and the Desirability of Extended Liability
James Boyd and Daniel Ingberman
American Law and Economics Review | 2003 | Vol. 5 | pp. 189-232
 
Landscape Indicators of Ecosystem Service Benefits
James Boyd and Lisa Wainger
American Journal of Agricultural Economics | 2002 | Vol. 84, No. 5 | pp. 1371-1378.
 
Financial Responsibility for Environmental Obligations: Are Bonding and Assurance Rules Fulfilling Their Promise?
James Boyd
Research in Law and Economics | 2002 | Issue 20 | pp. 417-486 | Related Discussion Paper 01-42
 
The Economics of Tailored Regulation: Will Voluntary Site-Specific Performance Standards Necessarily Improve Welfare?
Allen Blackman and James Boyd
Southern Economic Journal | 2002 | Vol. 169, No 2 | pp. 309-326 | Related Discussion Paper 00-03-REV
 
Compensation for Lost Ecosystem Services: The Need for Benefit-Based Transfer Ratios and Restoration Criteria
James Boyd, Dennis King, and Lisa Wainger
Stanford Environmental Law Journal | 2001 | Vol. 20, No. 2 | pp. 393-412
 
Wetland Value Indicators for Scoring Mitigation Trades
Lisa Wainger, Dennis King, James Salzman, and James Boyd
Stanford Environmental Law Journal | 2001 | Vol. 20, No. 2 | pp. 413-478
 
The New Face of the Clean Water Act: A Critical Review of the EPA's New TMDL Rules
James Boyd
The Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum | Fall 2000 | Vol. 11, No. 1 | pp.39-87
 
The Law and Economics of Habitat Conservation: Lessons From an Analysis of Easement Acquisitions
James Boyd, Kathryn Caballero, and R. David Simpson
Stanford Environmental Law Journal | 2000 | Vol. 19, No. 1 | pp. 209-255
 
Economics and Biodiversity Conservation Options: An Argument for Continued Experimentation and Measured Expectations
James Boyd and R. David Simpson
Science of the Total Environment | 1999 | Vol. 240 | pp. 91-105
 
Do Punitive Damages Promote Deterrence?
James Boyd and Daniel Ingberman
International Review of Law and Economics | 1999 | Vol. 19, No. 1 | pp. 47-68
 
Intel's Project XL Agreement: Who Benefits?
Janice Mazurek, James Boyd, and Alan Krupnick
Semiconductor Fabtech | July 1998 | Edition 8 | pp. 67-73
 
The Regulatory Compact and Implicit Contracts: Should Stranded Costs be Recoverable?
James Boyd
The Energy Journal | 1998 | Vol. 19
 
Green Money In the Bank: Firm Responses to Environmental Financial Responsibility Rules
James Boyd
Managerial and Decision Economics | 1997 | Vol. 18, No. 6 | pp. 491-506
 
The Search for Deep Pockets: Is Extended Liability Expensive Liability?
James Boyd and Daniel Ingberman
Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization | 1997 | Vol. 13
 
Should Relative Safety Be a Test of Product Liability?
James Boyd and Daniel Ingberman
Journal of Legal Studies | 1997 | Vol. 26, No. 2 | pp. 433-473
 
Retroactive Liability or the Public Purse?
James Boyd and Howard Kunreuther
Journal of Regulatory Economics | 1997 | Vol. 11, No. 1 | pp.79-90
 
Stranded Costs, Takings, and the Law and Economics of Implicit Contracts
Timothy Brennan and James Boyd
Journal of Regulatory Economics | 1997 | Vol. 11, No. 1 | pp. 41-54
 
The Impact of Uncertain Environmental Liability on Industrial Real Estate Development: Developing a Framework for Analysis
with Jim Boyd, Winston Harrington and Mary Elizabeth Calhoun
Journal of Law, Economics, and Real Estate | Spring 1996 | Vol. 12, No. 1
 
Environmental Liability Reform and Privatization in Central and Eastern Europe
James Boyd
European Journal of Law and Economics | 1996 | Vol. 3, No. 1 | pp. 39-60
 
The Polluter Pays Principle: Should Liability Be Extended When the Polluter Cannot Pay?
James Boyd and Daniel Ingberman
The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance | 1996 | Vol. 21, No. 79 | pp. 182-203
 
The Effects of Environmental Liability on Industrial Real Estate Development
James Boyd, Winston Harrington, and Molly Macauley
Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics | 1996 | Vol. 12, No. 1 | pp. 37-58
 
Non-Compensatory Damages and Potential Insolvency
James Boyd and Daniel Ingberman
Journal of Legal Studies | 1994 | Vol. 23, No. 2 | pp. 895-910
 
Risk, Liability, and Monopoly
James Boyd
International Journal of the Economics of Business | 1994 | Vol. 1, No. 3 | pp. 387-403
 
Optimal New-Product Pricing in Regulated Industries
Gerald Faulhaber and James Boyd
Journal of Regulatory Economics | 1989 | Vol. 1, No. 4 | pp. 431-358
 
  
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