Edward “Ted” Miguel is a professor of economics and director of the Center of Evaluation for Global Action at UC Berkeley. His expertise is global economic development, with a focus on Africa.
Miguel’s main research focus is African economic development, including the economic causes and consequences of violence; the impact of ethnic divisions on local collective action; and interactions between health, education, and productivity for the poor. He has conducted field work in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and India.
Miguel is a faculty research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Development Economics and Review of Economics and Statistics, recipient of the 2005 Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and winner of the 2005 Kenneth J. Arrow Prize awarded annually by the International Health Economics Association for the Best Paper in Health Economics.
He is author with Ray Fisman of “Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence and the Poverty of Nations” (2008), and “Africa's Turn?” (2009).