Eric V. Edmonds

Dartmouth College and NBER, USA, and IZA, Germany

IZA World of Labor role

Author, Topic spokesperson


Child labor, Global supply chain, Local labor markets, Human trafficking


United States


English - Native speaker

Media experience

Print, Digital, Radio



1 6036462944

Current position

Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College, USA

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.