JOURNAL ARTICLES

  1. Naylor, R.L., Higgins, M.M., Edwards, R.B., and Falcon, W.P. (2019) “Decentralization and the environment: assessing smallholder oil palm development in Indonesia ”, Ambio, Jan, pp. 1—14. [DOI]

  2. Edwards, R.B. (2017) “The Oil Palm Complex” (invited book review), Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, 34: 2, pp. 430-431 [DOI

  3. Edwards, R.B. (2016) “Mining away the Preston curve”, World Development, 78, February 2018, pp. 22—36. [DOI]

WORKING PAPERS

  1. Export agriculture and rural poverty: evidence from Indonesian palm oil, revisions requested at the Journal of International Economics [paper] [presentation]

  2. Causes of Indonesia’s forest fires, with Wally Falcon, Matt Higgins, and Roz Naylor (Stanford), revisions requested at World Development [paper]

  3. Spillovers from agricultural processing [paper] [presentation]

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

MAJOR ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS

  1. 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 (SMERU). AEA Registry [DOI]. Project completed; papers forthcoming.

  2. Development Impact Evaluation of the Pacific Labour Scheme, with Matt Dornan (World Bank). Ongoing.

  3. The Pacific Labour Survey—Phase One, with Matt Dornan (World Bank). Early 2020.

SELECTED OTHER WORKS IN PROGRESS

  1. The environmental impacts of new agricultural processors, with Shuhao Yang (ANU Masters student).

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

  3. Plantation agriculture and child labor, with Eric Edmonds (Dartmouth).

POPULAR AND POLICY WRITING