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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
Best Available Science and Imperiled Species Conservation: Challenges, Opportunities, and Partnerships. A Business, Government, and NGO Dialogue
James W. Boyd
RFF Discussion Paper 14-44 | December 2014
 
Measuring the Return on Program-Level Conservation Investments: Three Case Studies of Capabilities and Opportunity
James W. Boyd
RFF Discussion Paper 14-12 | May 2014
 
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)
 
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SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
Ecosystem Benefit Indicators
James Boyd
RFF Spring Board meeting | San Francisco, CA | April 14, 2005
 
What Are Ecosystem Services?
RFF Forest Economics Program Annual Meeting | RFF | May 11, 2006
 
Economic Analysis of Product and Environmental Liability Law
James Boyd
University of Paris | Nanterre, France | June 1, 2002
 
Indicators of Ecosystem Benefits
James Boyd
Committee on Valuing the Protection of Ecological Systems | Science Advisory Board, US EPA | Washington DC | January 26, 2005
 
Environmental Valuation: Implications for the Corps of Engineers
James Boyd and Leonard Shabman
Institute for Water Resources, Army Corps of Engineers | Fort Belvoir, VA | January 31, 2005
 
The Architecture and Measurement of an Ecosystem Services Index
Spencer Banzhaf and James Boyd
National Science Foundation BioComplexity Conference | V. Kerry Smith, North Carolina State University | Santa Fe, NM | April 19, 2005
 
Alternative Approaches to Benefit Transfer
James Boyd
Benefits Transfer and Valuation Databases: Are We Heading in the Right Direction? | U.S. EPA, Environment Canada | Washington DC | March 22, 2005
 
What Are Ecosystem Services?
James Boyd
Workshop | Defenders of Wildlife | Washington DC | December 6, 2005
 
Environmental Units of Account
James Boyd
EPA Science Advisory Board Annual Meeting | Environmental Protection Agency | Washington DC | December 13, 2005
 
Ecosystem Services and Farm Payments
James Boyd
National Forum on US Agricultural Policy and the 2007 Farm Bill | Stanford University | Stanford University | February 24, 2006
 
What Are Ecosystem Services
James Boyd
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds | University of East Anglia, UK | March 13, 2006
 
What Are Ecosystem Services?
James Boyd
Workshop | U.S. Forest Service | Washington DC | March 21, 2006
 
Standardized Environmental Performance Units: An Economic Definition of Ecosystem Services
James Boyd
Briefing on proposed GAO studies | General Accountability Office | Washington DC | May 11, 2006
 
Biophysical Modeling of Ecosystem Service Provision
James Boyd
STAR Colllaborative Network for Sustainability | EPA, Office of Research & Development,, NCER Ecological Research | Washington DC | December 5, 2006
 
Ecosystem services modeling: linking biophysical outputs to economic evaluation
James Boyd
Nicholas School of the Environment | Duke University | January 19, 2007
 
An Economist's View on EPA's Ecological Research Agenda
James Boyd
Common ground for conserving ecosystem services: contributions from the sciences of ecology and economics. | US EPA, ORD | Crystal City, VA | July 10, 2007
 
Counting Non-Market, Ecological Public Goods: The Elements of a Welfare-Significant Ecological Quantity Index
James Boyd
IEA Roundtable, The Sustainability of Economic Growth | International Economic Association | Tsinghua Unviersity, Beijing China | July 14, 2007
 
Ecological Measurement in the National Income and Product Accounts
James Boyd
Comptroller General Forum on Measuring Our Nation's Natural Wealth and Envionmental Sustainability | General Accountability Office | Washington DC | June 19, 2007
 
Defending and Protecting the Natural Capital Movement
James Boyd
Panel on Ecosystem Services and Decision-Making | Ecological Society of America, | San Jose, CA | August 9, 2007
 
  
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Time to tally BP oil spill's toll on wildlife, habitat
Thursday, October 21, 2010
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