Ted’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; interactions between health, education, environment, and productivity for the poor; and methods for transparent social science research. He has conducted field work in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and India. Many of the datasets used in his research are posted online, either on the relevant article page (on this website) or on Dataverse.
Who are Russia’s Entrepreneurs?
Ethnic Diversity, Social Sanctions, and Public Goods in Kenya
Does Social Capital Promote Industrialization? Evidence from a Rapid Industrializer
Health, Education, and Economic Development
Poverty and Witch Killing
Worms: Identifying Impacts on Education and Health in the Presence of Treatment Externalities
Economic Shocks and Civil Conflict: An Instrumental Variables Approach
Tribe or Nation? Nation Building and Public Goods in Kenya Versus Tanzania
Comment on: Social Capital and Growth
Reply to Sutton et al.: Relationship between temperature and conflict is robust