Eric Edmonds is a Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the World Bank Economic Review, a Senior Fellow of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His research focuses on improving the empirical understanding of the reasons for the prevalence and persistence of child labor, illiteracy, and low levels of schooling attainment in low income countries and on understanding labor markets where participants may lack agency such as in child labor, forced labor, or human trafficking.
Eric is frequent speaker on child labor related issues, and he has also served as a consultant on child labor related issues to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Labour Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, the Government of Vietnam, the U.S. State Department, and the U.S. Department of Labor.
He holds a bachelor’s and Master’s in Economics from the University of Chicago and PhD in Economics from Princeton University.