James K. Boyce is a senior fellow at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and the author of Economics for People and the Planet: Inequality in the Era of Climate Change.

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Freedom from Fossil Fuels is Good for Your Health

Article | Feb 20, 2020

Freeing ourselves from reliance on fossil fuels is not only good for the planet and future generations. It also saves lives here and now, not just in the far future.

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

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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.