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Dr. James Boyd, the Director of Social Science and Policy, is a Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future, Washington DC and Director of RFF’s Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth. An economist by training, his work focuses on the measurement and management of ecological wealth, goods, and services. Previously, he was Director of RFF’s Energy and Natural Resources Division (2002-2007). Boyd has been a Visiting Professor at Stanford University (2007) and Washington University in St Louis (1996) and has served on National Academy of Science, U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board, and numerous other government and private advisory panels. As a consultant he has advised the World Bank, European Commission, numerous federal agencies and NGOs concerned with conservation and environmental protection. James received his PhD in Applied Microeconomics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in 1993.