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Climate, conflict, and African development: Edward Miguel at TEDxBerkeley

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Published on Feb 22, 2014

Edward Miguel at TEDxBerkeley 2014: "Rethink. Redefine. Recreate." His talk is titled "Climate, Conflict, and African Development."

Edward Miguel is the Oxfam Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics and Faculty Director of the Center for Effective Global Action at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 2000.

Edward'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; and interactions between health, education, environment, and productivity for the poor. He has conducted field work in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and India. Ted 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 a recipient of the 2012 U.C. Berkeley campus-wide Distinguished Teaching Award.

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