Songqing Jin

Songqing Jin

Ph.D., University of California, Davis
M.S., Rutgers University
M.S., Zhejiang (Agricultural) University, China
B.S., Zhejiang (Agricultural) University, China

Associate Professor

Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

446 W. Circle Dr., Rm 211F, Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039

517 353 4522, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Biographical Information

Dr. Songqing Jin joined the faculty at the Michigan State University in August 2007. He is appointed in the tenure system. His research interests are in the broad areas of microeconomics of international agricultural development. The main part of his research has been focused on rural land tenure and rural land market issues in developing countries.

His past and current research also concerns other development issues such as rural non-farm development, rural labor migration, rural governance and economics of gender inequality. He has conducted fieldwork and other research activities in East Asia, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa countries during the past several years. Before coming to MSU, he was a research economist in the World Bank.

Research and Outreach Interests

  • Land tenure, institutional change, and the emergence and functioning of markets
  • Evaluation of agricultural technology and agricultural research systems
  • Emergence and evolution of the rural non-farm economy, rural labor markets and migration
  • Gender inequality in informal labor markets, political positions, and human capital investments.