Edmonds research aims to improve policy directed at child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, youth migration, and human capital in poor countries. Edmonds is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge MA, a Senior Fellow at the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor, and Editor of World Bank Economic Review. Here at Dartmouth, he created the curriculum in development economics, teaches Economics 24 and 44, and is the faculty lead for the Human Development Initiative.
You Get What You Pay For: Schooling Incentives and Child Labor (with Maheshwor Shrestha), Journal of Development Economics 111, 2014, 196-211, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2014.09.005
Does Minimum Age of Employment Regulation Reduce Child Labor? IZA World of Labor 73, 2014, doi: 10.15185/izawol.73
Independent Child Labor Migrants (with Maheshwor Shrestha) in A. Constant and K Zimmerman (eds.), International Handbook on the Economics of Migration, Edward Elgar, 2013, 98-120.
The Impact of Minimum Age of Employment Regulation on Child Labor and Schooling (with Maheshwor Shrestha), IZA Journal of Labor Policy 1(14), December 2012.