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.
Using survey questions to measure preferences: Lessons from an experimental validation in Kenya
Transparency and Reproducibility: Conceptualizing the Problem (Chapter 6) and Potential Solutions (Chapter 7)
Does Electrification Supercharge Economic Development?
Non-economic factors in violence: Evidence from organized crime, suicides and climate in Mexico
A study of the impact of data sharing on article citations using journal policies as a natural experiment
General Equilibrium Effects of Cash Transfers: Experimental Evidence from Kenya
Using RCTs to Estimate Long-Run Impacts in Development Economics
Sell Low and Buy High: Arbitrage and Local Price Effects in Kenyan Markets
Economics of Mass Deworming Programs
Spillover effects in epidemiology: parameters, study designs, and methodological considerations
Spillover effects on health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review
Self-Control and Demand for Preventive Health: Evidence from Hypertension in India