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)

Bio-Info

Biographical Information

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