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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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DISCUSSION PAPERS
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
 
Conservation Return on Investment Analysis: A Review of Results, Methods, and New Directions
James W. Boyd, Rebecca Epanchin-Niell, Juha V. Siikamäki
RFF Discussion Paper 12-01 | January 2012
 
Ecosystem Good and Service Co-Effects of Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration: Implications for the US Geological Survey’s Land Carbon Methodology
James W. Boyd, David S. Brookshire
RFF Discussion Paper 11-22 | May 2011
 
Ecosystem Services: Quantification, Policy Applications, and Current Federal Capabilities
P. Lynn Scarlett, James W. Boyd
RFF Discussion Paper 11-13 | March 2011
 
Attributing Benefits to Voluntary Programs in EPA’s Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery: Challenges and Options
James W. Boyd, Cynthia Manson
RFF Discussion Paper 11-09 | March 2011
 
Lost Ecosystem Goods and Services as a Measure of Marine Oil Pollution Damages
James W. Boyd
RFF Discussion Paper 10-31 | May 2010
 
The Definition and Choice of Environmental Commodities for Nonmarket Valuation
James W. Boyd, Alan J. Krupnick
RFF Discussion Paper 09-35 | September 2009
 
Counting Nonmarket, Ecological Public Goods: The Elements of a Welfare-Significant Ecological Quantity Index
James W. Boyd
RFF Discussion Paper 07-42 | August 2008
 
Environmental Fees: Can Incentives Help Solve the Chesapeake's Nutrient Pollution Problems?
Sandra A. Hoffmann, James W. Boyd
RFF Discussion Paper 06-38 | August 2006
 
The Non Market Benefits of Nature: What Should Be Counted in Green GDP?
James W. Boyd
RFF Discussion Paper 06-24 | May 2006
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What Are Ecosystem Services?
James W. Boyd, H. Spencer Banzhaf
RFF Discussion Paper 06-02 | February 2006
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The Architecture and Measurement of an Ecosystem Services Index
H. Spencer Banzhaf, James W. Boyd
RFF Discussion Paper 05-22 | October 2005
 
Habitat Benefit Assessment and Decisionmaking: A Report to the National Marine Fisheries Service
James W. Boyd, James N. Sanchirico, Leonard A. Shabman
RFF Discussion Paper 04-09 | September 2004
 
Global Compensation for Oil PollutionDamages: The Innovations of theAmerican Oil Pollution Act
James W. Boyd
RFF Discussion Paper 04-36 | September 2004
 
Water Pollution Taxes: A Good Idea Doomed to Failure?
James W. Boyd
RFF Discussion Paper 03-20 | May 2003
 
Measuring Ecosystem Service Benefits:The Use of Landscape Analysis to Evaluate Environmental Trades and Compensation
James W. Boyd, Lisa Wainger
RFF Discussion Paper 02-63 | April 2003
 
Financial Responsibility for Environmental Obligations: Are Bonding and Assurance Rules Fulfilling Their Promise?
James W. Boyd
RFF Discussion Paper 01-42 | August 2001
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Financial Assurance Rules and Natural Resource Damage Liability: A Working Marriage?
James W. Boyd
RFF Discussion Paper 01-11 | April 2001
 
Expanding Wetland Assessment Procedures: Landscape Indicators of Relative Wetland value, will Illustrators for Scoring Mitigation Trades
James Boyd, Lisa Wainger and Dennis King
 
The New Face of the Clean Water Act: A Critical Review of the EPA's Proposed TMDL Rules
James W. Boyd
RFF Discussion Paper 00-12 | March 2000
 
Tailored Regulation: Will Voluntary Site-Specific Performance Standards Necessarily Improve Welfare?
Allen Blackman, James W. Boyd
RFF Discussion Paper 00-03-REV | December 1999
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The Law and Economics of Habitat Conservation: Lessons from an Analysis of Easement Acquisitions
James W. Boyd, Kathryn Caballero, R. David Simpson
RFF Discussion Paper 99-32 | April 1999
 
Environmental Remediation and Economies in Transition
James W. Boyd
RFF Discussion Paper 99-21 | January 1999
 
The Benefits of Improved Environmental Accounting: An Economic Framework to Identify Priorities
James W. Boyd
RFF Discussion Paper 98-49 | September 1998
 
Searching for the Profit in Pollution Prevention: Case Studies in the Corporate Evaluation of Environmental Opportunities
James W. Boyd
RFF Discussion Paper 98-30 | May 1998
 
Intel's XL Permit: A Framework for Evaluation
James W. Boyd, Alan J. Krupnick, Janice Mazurek
RFF Discussion Paper 98-11 | January 1998
 
The Regulatory Compact and Implicit Contracts: Should Stranded Costs Be Recoverable?
James W. Boyd
RFF Discussion Paper 97-01 | October 1996
 
Stranded Costs, Takings, and the Law and Economics of Implicit Contracts
Timothy J. Brennan, James W. Boyd
RFF Discussion Paper 97-02 | October 1996
 
Banking on Green Money: Are Environmental Financial Responsibility Rules Fulfilling Their Promise?
James W. Boyd
RFF Discussion Paper 96-26 | July 1996
 
Pluralism and Regulatory Failure: When Should Takings Trigger Compensation?
James W. Boyd, Timothy J. Brennan
RFF Discussion Paper 96-09 | January 1996
 
Should 'State of the Art' Safety Be a Defense Against Liability?
James W. Boyd, Daniel E. Ingberman
RFF Discussion Paper 96-01 | October 1995
 
Retroactive Liability and Future Risk: The Optimal Regulation of Underground Storage Tanks
James W. Boyd, Howard Kunreuther
RFF Discussion Paper 96-02 | October 1995
 
Political Economy and the Efficiency of Compensation for Takings
Timothy J. Brennan, James W. Boyd
RFF Discussion Paper 95-28 | June 1995
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The Usefulness of Macroeconomic Statistics in Explaining International Differences in the Diffusion of Process Innovations: A Note
Allen Blackman, James W. Boyd
RFF Discussion Paper 95-10 | January 1995
 
Common Law and Market-Based Incentives for Toxic Substances Labeling
Molly K. Macauley, James W. Boyd
RFF Discussion Paper ENR93-13 | January 1993
 
  
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