Ryan B. Edwards

Research Associate and Lecturer

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth, where I also teach development economics (ECON24) and statistics (ECON10). My primary fields are development and environmental economics, with a focus on agricultural trade and structural change. I am on the 2018-19 academic job market and will be at the AEA meetings in Atlanta.  You can learn more about my research on my personal website

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Before coming to Dartmouth, I held joint postdoctoral appointments at Stanford University's Center on Food Security and the Environment and Department of Earth System Science, where I managed a large project focused on the global palm oil sector. I worked for the Australian government and in the international development sector before that, and hold a PhD in Economics from the Australian National University. 

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Ph. D., Economics, Australian National University
M. DevEcon (advanced), University of Queensland
B. Econ & B. BusMan, University of Queensland

Selected Publications

Edwards, R. B. (2016), "Mining away the Preston curve", World Development. 

Edwards, R. B. (2017), "The Oil Palm Complex (invited review)Journal of Southeast Asian Economies. 

Works in Progress

"Decentralization and the environment," with Roz Naylor, Matt Higgins, and Wally Falcon (Stanford). Revised and resubmitted at Ambio.

"Export agriculture and regional development: evidence from Indonesia," Submitted. 

"Spillovers from agricultural processing" 

"Causes of Southeast Asian forest fires," with Wally Falcon, Matt Higgins, & Roz Naylor (Stanford). 

"Fight fire with finance,," with Wally Falcon, Grace Hadiwidjaja , Matt Higgins, Roz Naylor and Sudarno Sumarto, in partnership with Stanford FSETNP2KPackard Foundation, and Daemeter. AEA Registry number AEARCTR-0003222 [DOI]