Eric V. Edmonds

Dartmouth College and NBER, USA, and IZA, Germany

I appreciate the opportunity to participate in the World of Labor project. World of Labor is an exciting opportunity for researchers and policy decision makers to engage in a substantive format

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson

Current position

Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College, USA

Research interest

Child labor

Positions/functions as a policy advisor

US Department of Agriculture and US Department of Labor, Consultative Group to Eliminate the Use of Child Labor and Forced Labor in Imported Agricultural Products (2009–2012); International Labor Organization, Implications of Child Labor Research for Social Protection Floors (2011–2012); US Government Interagency Evidence Review Team for Summit on Children Outside Family Care (2011)


PhD Economics, Princeton University, 1999

Selected publications

  • “Independent child labor migration.” In: Constant, A., and K. Zimmermann (eds). International Handbook of the Economics of Migration. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2013 (with M. Shrestha).

  • “The impact of minimum age of employment regulation on child labor and schooling.” IZA Journal of Labor Policy (December 2012) (with M. Shrestha).

  • “Poverty alleviation and child labor.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (November 2012) (with N. Schady).

  • “Trade adjustment and human capital investments: Evidence from Indian tariff reform.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (October 2010) (with N. Pavcnik and P. Topalova).

  • “Child labor.” In: Shultz, T. P., and J. Strauss (eds). Handbook of Development Economics. Vol. 4. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2008.