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 64, and is the faculty lead for the Human Development Initiative.
Globalization and the Persistence of Forced Labor and Child Labor published in K.A. Elliott (ed.), Handbook of Globalization and Labor Standards, Edward Elgar, 2022
Child Labor and Economic Development (with C. Theoharides) published in K. F. Zimmermann (ed.), Handbook of Labor, Human resources, and Population Economics, Springer Nature, 2021
The Short Term Impact of a Productive Asset Transfer in Families with Child Labor: Experimental Evidence from the Philippines (with Caroline Theoharides), Journal of Development Economics 146, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2020.102486