Talk topics

Ted has lectured on a wide variety of topics related to his research, including the relationship between climate and violence, patterns of African economic and political development, the need for greater transparency in social science research, electrification and development, and links between health, education and productivity for the poor. He has also given public lectures on his books, Economic Gangsters and Africa's Turn? Most talks listed below are public lectures, often with slides, audio and video recordings. For a more complete list of talks (including academic seminars and conferences), refer to his CV.

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Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence, and the Poverty of Nations (Town Hall Seattle)
LocationSeattle, WA, USA
DateOctober 23, 2008

Town Hall is Seattle’s community cultural center, offering a broad program of music, humanities, civic discourse, and world culture events. In 2008, Ted was invited to Town Hall Seattle to present his book Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence, and the Poverty of Nation. The event was organized by the Seattle Town Hall Center for Civil Life with Elliott Bay Book Company. 

(Credits: Town Hall Seattle website) 

Identification and the Identity of Development Economics: Non-random Thoughts on the Use of Randomized Experiments
LocationDavis, CA, USA
DateMarch 17, 2007

The 2007 Pacific Conference on Development Economics (PacDev) was presented by the Bay Area Development Association and held at the University of California at Davis. During the 2007 PacDev plenary session entitled Identification and the Identity of Development Economics: Non-random Thoughts on the Use of Randomized Experiments, Ted Miguel and Michael Carter discussed and debated the rise of experimental research approaches in development economics and throughout the social sciences.