BIDS Senior Fellow Edward Miguel - Oxfam Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics and Faculty Director of the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at UC Berkeley - will give an Economics Departmental Seminar titled "Research Transparency & Reproducibility in Economics and Beyond" on Sep 25 at the Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center (map). The seminar will discuss the publication of "Transparent and Reproducible Social Science Research: How to Do Open Science", a new textbook co-authored by Garret Christensen (US Census Bureau), Jeremy Freese (Stanford), and Miguel, as well as new approaches to combat false positives and non-reproducible findings in economics research.
BIDS Senior Fellow Edward Miguel is the Oxfam Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics and faculty director of the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) and the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 2000.
Ted Miguel's research focuses on 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. His current research studies long-term impacts of child health investments, transparency methods in social science research, and links between extreme climate and violent conflict. He has conducted fieldwork in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and India.
He has written two books: Africa's Turn? (MIT Press, 2009) and, with Ray Fisman, Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence and the Poverty of Nations (Princeton University Press, 2008), which has been translated into 10 languages.