Jordan Chamberlin

Jordan Chamberlin

Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.A., Arizona State University
B.A., University of Washington

Former Assistant Professor, International Development

Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

Currently Spatial Economist at International
Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

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Biographical Information

Jordan Chamberlin is currently a Spatial Economist at International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).  He was formerly an Assistant Professor, International Development, and a member of AFRE’s Food Security Group. He joined the AFRE faculty in May 2013 and was on long-term assignment in Lusaka, Zambia with the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI), formerly the Food Security Research Project.  He conducted collaborative research and training on microeconomic analysis of smallholder livelihoods in Zambia and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa.

Jordan began his work in rural development as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay, where he worked with beekeepers in Canindeyú Department. Prior to coming to Michigan State, he was a Scientist with the International Food Policy Research Institute, based in Ethiopia.

Research and Outreach Interests

  • Evolving land markets and related institutions in Africa
  • Rural population mobility and the functioning of land and labor markets
  • Linkages between rural infrastructure investments, market access and smallholder commercialization
  • Market intermediation services provided by small traders and transporters
  • Integration of household survey data with remote sensing and geospatial information
  • Spatial econometric methods applied within household survey data contexts