Ted Miguel

professor of economics

At Berkeley, Edward "Ted" Miguel is Oxfam Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics and faculty director of the Center of Evaluation for Global Action. 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 and has served as associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics and Journal of Development Economics. He is 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 won the campus's 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award and the economics department's Best Graduate Adviser Award. Miguel is author, with Ray Fisman, of Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence and the Poverty of Nations (2008), and Africa's Turn? (2009).