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 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
- 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).