Working papers

Decentralization and the environment, with Roz Naylor, Matt Higgins, and Wally Falcon (Stanford). Revised and resubmitted to Ambio.

Export agriculture and regional development: evidence from Indonesia. Submitted. [paper

Spillovers from agricultural processing. Draft. [slides] [paper]

Causes of Asian forest fires, with Wally Falcon, Matt Higgins, and Roz Naylor (Stanford). Under revision.

Local impacts of resource booms, with Paul Burke (ANU). Under revision.

Journal Article

Edwards, R.B. (2016) Mining away the Preston curve, World Development. [DOI]

Invited book review

Edwards, R.B. (2017) The Oil Palm Complex, Journal of Southeast Asian Economies. [DOI]

Selected work in progress

Fight fire with finance: a randomized field experiment to curtail land-clearing fire in Indonesia, with Wally Falcon, Grace Hadiwidjaja, Matt Higgins, Roz Naylor (Stanford), and Sudarno Sumarto (Stanford, TNP2K, and SMERU). AEA Registry number AEARCTR-0003222. Currently in the field. Results January 2019. [DOI

Electoral conflict spillovers, with Yusaku Horiuchi (Dartmouth) & Daniel Suryadarma (ANU).

The environmental impacts of agricultural processors on the frontier: evidence on fire, deforestation, and land use change in Indonesia.

The local amenity and crime impacts of new marijuana retailers, with Brady Horn (UNM) & Paul Zachary (UCSD).

Trade adjustment in a commodities-for-manufactures boom.