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]

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

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


“Export agriculture and rural poverty: evidence from Indonesian palm oil”  [paper] [presentation] Submitted and under review.

“Causes of Indonesia’s forest fires”, with Wally Falcon, Matt Higgins, and Roz Naylor (Stanford) [paperSubmitted and under review.

“Spillovers from agricultural processing” [paper] [presentation]

“Local impacts of resource booms”, with Paul Burke (ANU)

“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 [DOI] (multiple papers)


“Electoral conflict spillovers” with Yusaku Horiuchi (Dartmouth) & Daniel Suryadarma (ANU and RISE).

“Plantation agriculture and child labor” with Eric Edmonds (Dartmouth).

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

Temporary migration and local labor markets: a retrospective impact evaluation of Australia’s Pacific labor mobility programs”

“Mines and mills: spatial organization at the earliest stages of development”

“Money for nothing? Lessons in scaling community-driven development from Indonesia’s Village Law experiment”


“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”