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
Justin S Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039
Thomas Jayne’s career has been devoted to working with African colleagues to respond to the region’s major agricultural policy challenges. Jayne is University Foundation Professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University. He is also Co-Director of the Alliance for African Partnership, a university-wide initiative at MSU to promote long-term partnerships with African research and capacity building organizations. Jayne is also a Distinguished Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists. He has mentored dozens of young African professionals and played a major role in building MSU’s partnerships with African agricultural policy research institutes, serving as co-director of several grants from USAID, DFID and the Gates Foundation focusing on building sustainable research capacity in Africa. Over the past decade, he has received six distinguished research excellence awards from various professional and academic organizations, including the 2009 Outstanding Article Award in Agricultural Economics.
Current Research Interests
- Farm productivity growth and agricultural input and output markets (Presentation/Policy Brief at IFRPI on this work) (Special journal issue of Agricultural Economics on “Input Subsidy Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa” with Shahidur Rashid, November 2013 issue)
- Land use dynamics, population, and agricultural intensification (guest editing a special issue of Food Policy on “Emerging Land Issues in African Agriculture and their Implications for Rural Development Strategies“ with Derek Headey and Jordan Chamberlin, scheduled for publication early 2014).