Edward Miguel is a Scientific Advisor for IPA's Kenya country office. He is the Oxfam Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics and Faculty Director of the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) which he co-founded in 2007 at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 2000. Ted earned S.B. degrees in both Economics and Mathematics from MIT, received a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow, and has been a visiting professor at Princeton University and Stanford University.
Ted’s main research focus is African economic development, including work on the economic causes and consequences of violence; the impact of ethnic divisions on local collective action; interactions between health, education, environment, and productivity for the poor; and methods for transparency in social science research. He has conducted field work in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and India. He has published over 100 articles and chapters in leading academic journals and collected volumes, and his work has been cited over 40,000 times according to Google Scholar.