Thomas S. Jayne

Thomas S. Jayne

Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.S., Michigan State University
B.A., Bucknell University

University Foundation Professor

Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

446 W. Circle Dr., Rm 317C
Justin S Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039

517 432 9802, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Biographical Information

Thomas Jayne is University Foundation Professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University and Co-Director of the Alliance for African Partnership, a university-wide initiative to promote long-term collaborations with African research and policy organizations.  Jayne is a Distinguished Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists, and the chair-elect of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s Africa section.  He has mentored dozens of young African professionals and played a major role in building MSU’s partnerships with African agricultural policy research institutes.  In 2017, he became the Flagship Co-Leader of the CGIAR Policies, Institutions and Markets research program on Economy-wide Factors Affecting Agricultural Growth and Rural Transformation.  Over the past decade, he has received six research excellence awards, including the 2009 Outstanding Article Award in Agricultural Economics and the 2017 AAEA Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis.

Current Research Interests