BOOKs


 

Economics for the People and the planet: Inequality in the era of climate change

“A great read for experts and a new generation alike.”

– Kevin Gallagher, Director, Global Development Policy Center, Boston University

“Elegantly written, carefully crafted, deeply personal and every bit policy-relevant.”

– Eloi Laurent, Senior economist, Sciences Po Centre for Economic Research, Paris

“Starting from first principles Boyce offers a range of essays that inform, challenge and inspire.”

– Manuel Pastor, Director, Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, University of Southern California


The case for carbon dividends

“If there's to be a Green New Deal, this is the kind of policy we'll need.”

– Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor

“Read this book.”

– George P. Shultz, former U.S. Secretary of State

“Boyce makes clear the one climate policy that would work.”

– James Hansen, former director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies


Economics, the Environment and Our Common Wealth

Awarded Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2013

“If you’re interested in the cutting-edge of the very best thinking on economics and the environment, it’s right here.”

– Juliet Schor, author of True Wealth and The Overworked American

“A colleague of mine puts it best: when thinking about the fundamentals of the economy and the environment, there is Pigou, Coase, and Boyce.”

– Eban Goodstein, Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy

“A foundational volume bridging modern political economy and environmental resource economics.”  

Choice, magazine of the American Library Association


Africa’s ODIOUS debts: how foreign loans and capital flight bled a continent

“Probably the most important book on Africa in recent years… a genuine tour de force.”  

– John Christensen, Director, Tax Justice Network

“Lively and readable.”  

Foreign Affairs

“Bravo for an important, timely and influential work.”  

– Raymond Baker, President, Global Financial Integrity

“A rattling read that makes quite a complex subject understandable to everyone.”  

– Jonathan Glennie, Visiting fellow at the International Development Institute, King’s College, London


Peace and the Public Purse: economic policies for post-war state building

"A key issue of our time is how to ensure that states emerging from conflict are equipped with the foundations on which to build a durable peace. The incisive and penetrating analysis in Peace and the Public Purse provides a valuable contribution to this endeavor."  

—Alvaro de Soto, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process

"A key informant once said, 'Follow the money.' This is sage advice, not only for unravelling scandals, but also as the authors demonstrate in this book for understanding successes and failures in peacebuilding."  

—Stephen John Stedman, Stanford University

"Thoughtful and timely."  

—Gareth Evans, Chancellor of Australian National University, and former president, International Crisis Group

"Essential reading for anyone working on postconflict societies."  

—Frances Stewart, Oxford University


Reclaiming nature: Environmental Justice and ecological restoration

The international sequel to Natural Assets: Democratizing Environmental Ownership.

“A refreshing liberation from the alluring half-truths of conventional economics and public policy.”

—David Bollier, Editor, OntheCommons.org and author of Silent Theft: The Private Plunder of Our Common Wealth


Natural Assets: democratizing ownership of nature

“A blueprint for real change that doesn’t sacrifice poor communities for the sake of progress.”

—Penny Newman, Executive director, Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice

A compelling collection of works in support of the claim that poverty reduction and environmental protection can  be advanced simultaneously.”

Rural Sociology

“Transforms our understanding of the relationship between poverty, income equity, ownership equity, and natural assets.”  

—David Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World


The political economy of the environment

“The theme of the book is that excessive equity disparity is bad for the environment. The message is delivered powerfully and compellingly. Every student of environmental policy should understand how hidden assumptions can drive policy conclusions, and how different assumptions could lead to better policies and a better world.”

— Global Environmental Politics

“Immensely well written … makes for a fascinating read.”

— European Spatial Research and Policy

“An excellent example of how ecological economics can be done in an objective, evidence-based approach.”

— International Journal of Social Economics


Investing in Peace: Aid and Conditionality after Civil Wars

An Adelphi Paper of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London

Investing in Peace analyzes the provision of aid to countries that have undergone negotiated settlements to civil wars - drawing on experiences in Bosnia, Cambodia, El Salvador, and Guatemala - and concludes that aid for peacebuilding requires not only the reconstruction of war-torn societies but also the reconstruction of aid itself.


economic policy for building peace: the lessons of el salvador

“Imperative reading.”

—Necla Tschirgi, Canadian Journal of Development Studies

“Contrary to much of the conventional development literature.... The argument is made convincingly that a more equitable distribution of land, income, and wealth will enhance macroeconomic stability, restructuring of the economy, and long-term growth.”

Choice, magazine of the American Library Association

“Should be on the reading list of all practitioners, policy-makers and policy analysts concerned with rebuilding war-torn societies.”

— Nicole Ball, Disasters


the philippines: The Political Economy of Growth and Impoverishment in the Marcos Era

“Rigorous analysis, solid evidence, clear prose, and a sense of engagement. That Boyce has written an impressive and important work is as undeniable as the economic wreckage Ferdinand Marcos left behind.”

Journal of Economic History

“Boyce holds a mirror to the model pursued by international lending and development agencies and shows it to be deeply flawed.”

Journal of Developing Areas


Agrarian impasse in bengal: Institutional Constraints to Technological Change

Winner of the 1990 Edgar Graham Book Prize

“A powerful demonstration of the ways in which relations of production have fettered the forces of production.”

— Sugata Bose, Journal of Asian Studies

“Boyce addresses one of the most pressing problems facing Asia today.”

— Munir Quddus, Journal of Development Economics


A Quiet Violence: View From a Bangladesh Village

“Beautifully written.”

The New Internationalist

“Enables us to pierce through the many myths about the world’s hungry majority … by taking us into a single country – a single village.”

— Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet


Needless Hunger: Voices from a bangladesh village

“The best ever introduction to the poor world’s food crisis.”

— Tony Jackson, Oxfam UK

“Will change the way you look at the world.”

— Amazon.com customer review