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.
Ted presented at the February 2014 TEDxBerkeley event at Zellerbach Hall. He discussed results from his paper 2013 Quantifying the Influence of Climate on Human Conflict, which he co-authored with Solomon Hsiang and Marshall Burke and appeared in Science.
The World Affairs Council of Northern California hosted Ted for a lunchtime talk on how to understand the emerging economies of Africa. Ted examines Africa today and tackle tough questions such as:
(1) How are the economies in Africa doing in 2012 and which countries are in the rising tide of south-south trade
(2) What geo-political effects will the rise of south-south cooperation have on the global economic landscape?
An audio recording of this talk is available from the World Affairs Council website.
(Credits: CEGA Website)
The Econometric Society’s 2011 North American Summer Meeting was held at Washington University in St. Louis. During the development economics plenary session, Ted presented the results of his paper Reshaping Institutions: Evidence on Aid Impacts Using a Pre-analysis Plan, which he co-authored with Katherine Casey and Rachel Glennerster.
The Center for Effective Global Action's 2011 Evidence to Action symposium, “The Returns to Investment in Girls,” presented findings of several recent studies, each focused on early investments in girls that can lead to increased income generation and decision-making power in adulthood. It also generated dialogue between researchers, policy makers, and donors to identify a learning agenda for the broader international development community. Ted and co-author Rebecca Thorton contributed to this dialogue by presenting the results of their paper Education as Liberation? (Other co-authors: Willa Friedman and Michael Kremer)
(Credits: CEGA website)
The Econometric Society’s 2009 North American Summer Meeting was held at Boston University. During the development economics plenary session, Ted presented on civil war and economic development.
The Authors@Google series brings innovative authors to speak at Google. In 2009, Ted was invited to Google’s Mountain View, California Headquarters. He discussed his book Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence, and the Poverty of Nations, which was written with Raymond Fisman.
(Credits: Talks at Google)
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In 2008, Ted examined the issues of corruption and economic development at the Goethe Institut in Los Angeles as part of the Zócalo Public Square lecture series. He argued that before we can help poor nations, we must first understand the violent, lawless thugs who have wrought havoc throughout the developing world. And to understand these gangsters, he said, we must first get inside their heads.
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(Credits: Zócalo website)
In 2008, Ted presented at Microsoft Silicon Valley as part of its visiting speakers series. He discussed his book Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence, and the Poverty of Nations, which was written with Raymond Fisman.
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)
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.