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)


Selected Publications  ( View all T. S. Jayne’s publications on Google Scholar sorted by year)

Burke, William and T.S. Jayne 2014.  Smallholder land ownership in Kenya: distribution between households and through time. Agricultural Economics, 45, 185–198.

Nicholas Sitko and T.S. Jayne. 2014. Exploitative Briefcase Businessmen, Parasites, and Other Myths and Legends: Assembly Traders and the Performance of Maize Markets in Eastern and Southern Africa.  World Development, 54, 56–67.

Jayne, T.S. and Shahid Rashid. 2013.  Input Subsidy Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa:  A Synthesis of Recent Evidence.  Agricultural Economics, 44(6), 547-562.

Mason, N., T.S. Jayne, and R. Mofya-Mukuka. 2013.  Zambia’s Input Subsidy Program. Agricultural Economics, 44(6), 613-628.

Jayne, T.S., D. Mather, N. Mason, and J. Ricker-Gilbert. 2013. How do Fertilizer Subsidy Programs Affect Total Fertilizer Use in Sub-Saharan Africa? Crowding out, diversion, and benefit/cost assessments. Agricultural Economics, 44(6), 687–703.

Sheahan, M., R. Black, and T.S. Jayne. 2013. Are Kenyan farmers under-utilizing fertilizer? Implications for input intensification strategies and research. Food Policy, 41, 39-52.

Jin, S. and T.S. Jayne 2013. Land Rental Markets in Kenya: Implications for Efficiency, Equity, Household Income, and Poverty. Land Economics, 89 (2), 246–271.

Mason, N. and T.S. Jayne, 2013.  Fertilizer subsidies & smallholder commercial fertilizer purchases: Crowding out, leakage, & policy implications for Zambia. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 64(3), 558-582.

Masters, W., A. Djurfeldt, C. De Haan, P. Hazell, T.S. Jayne, M. Jirström, T. Reardon.  2013.  Urbanization and farm size in Asia and Africa: Implications for food security and agricultural research.  Global Food Security, 2 (2013), 156–165.

Ricker-Gilbert, J., T.S. Jayne, and G. Shively. 2013. Addressing the Wicked Problem of Input Subsidy Programs in Africa, Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 35(2).

Jayne, T.S. and M. Muyanga. 2012.  Land constraints in Kenya’s densely populated rural areas: implications for food policy and institutional reform.  Food Security, forthcoming,  full public access:

T.S. Jayne. 2012. Managing food price instability in East and Southern Africa, Global Food Security, 1 (2): 143–149.

Chamberlin, J. and T.S. Jayne. 2012. Unpacking the Meaning of ‘Market Access’: Evidence from Rural Kenya.  World Development 41 (January), 245–264.

Sitko, N. and T.S. Jayne. 2012.  Why are African commodity exchanges languishing? A case study of the Zambian Agricultural Commodity Exchange.  Food Policy, 37 (2012), 275–282.

Myers, R. and T.S. Jayne.  2012. Multiple-regime spatial price transmission with an application to maize markets in southern Africa. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 94(1, February), 174-188. 

Mason, N., T.S. Jayne, A. Chapoto, and C. Donovan. 2011. Putting the 2007/2008 global food crisis in longer-term perspective: Trends in staple food affordability in urban Zambia and Kenya. Food Policy, 36(3), 350-367.

Chapoto, A., T.S. Jayne, and N. Mason. 2011.  Widows’ Land Security in the Era of HIV/AIDS:  Panel Survey Evidence from Zambia, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 59(3), 511-547.

Mghenyi, E., R. Myers, and T. Jayne. 2011. The effects of a large discrete maize price increase on the distribution of household welfare and poverty in rural Kenya. Agricultural Economics, 42(3), 343-356.

Ricker-Gilbert, J., T.S. Jayne, and E. Chirwa. 2011. Subsidies and Crowding Out:  A Double-Hurdle Model of Fertilizer Demand in Malawi.  American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 93(1, February), 26-42.

Abbink, K., T.S. Jayne, and L. Moller. 2011.  The Relevance of a Rules-Based Maize Marketing Policy: An Experimental Case Study of Zambia, Journal of Development Studies, 47(2), 207-230.

Govereh, J., P. Chilonda, E. Malawo, T. Jayne, and L. Rugube. 2011. Methodological Guidelines for tracking public expenditure with illustrations from Zambia, Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, 3(3 March), 132-143.

Jayne, T.S., D. Mather, and E. Mghenyi. 2010.  Principal Challenges Confronting Smallholder Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. World Development, 38(10), 1384-1398. 

Tembo, G., A. Chapoto, T.S. Jayne, M. Weber. 2010. Fostering Food Market Development in Zambia. Zambia Social Science Journal, 1(1), 39-60.

Mason, N., T.S. Jayne, A. Chapoto, and R. Myers. 2010. A Test of the New Variant Famine Hypothesis:  Panel Survey Evidence from Zambia, World Development, 38(3),  356-368.

Tschirley, D., and T.S. Jayne.  2010.  Exploring the Logic of Southern Africa’s Food Crises, World Development, 38(1), 76-87.