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)


All Publications    (
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Selected Publications (Since 2002)

“Does sharecropping affect long-term investment? Evidence from West Bengal’s tenancy reforms,” (with K. Deininger and V. Yadav). American Journal of Agricultural Economics 95(May 2013):772-790.

“Land Rental Markets in Kenya: Implications for Efficiency, Equity, Household Income and Poverty,” (with T.S. Jayne). Land Economics 89(May 2013):246-271.

“Wage Discrimination in India’s Informal Labor Markets: Exploring the Impact of Caste and Gender,” (with K. Deininger, and H. Nagarajan). Review of Development Economics 17(February 2013):130-147.

“The Relative Importance of Selfishness and Social Capital Motives,” (with L., Robison R. Shupp, M. Siles, and T. Ferrarini).  Journal of Socio-Economics 41 (January 2012):118-127.

“Social Capital and the Distribution of Household Income in the United States: Panel evidence from 1980, 1990 and 2000,” (with L. Robison L., and M. Siles). Journal of Socio-Economics 40(October, 2011): 538-547. 

“Productivity, Efficiency and Technical Change: Measuring the Performance of China’s Transforming Agriculture,” (with H. Ma, J. Huang, R. Hu, and S. Rozelle). Journal of Productivity Analysis 33(June 2010): 191-207.

“Land Rental Markets in the Process of Rural Structural Transformation: Productivity and Equity Impacts from China,” (with K. Deininger). Journal of Comparative Economics 37(December 2009):629-646.

“Securing Property Rights in Transition: Lessons from Implementation of China’s Rural Land Contracting Law,” (with K. Deininger). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 70(May 2009):22-38.

“Linking Investment Climate and Household Surveys to dentify Key Constraints of Rural Nonfarm Activity: Evidence from Tanzania,” (with K. Deininger). Journal of African Economies 18(March 2009): 319-361.

“Equity and Efficiency Impacts of Rural Land Rental Restrictions: Evidence from India,” (with K. Deininger and H. Nagarajan). European Economic Review 52(July 2008):892-918.

“Land Sales and Rental Markets in Transition: Evidence from Rural Vietnam,” (with K. Deininger). Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 70(February 2008): 67-101.

“Sri Lanka’s rural non-farm economy: Removing constraints to pro-poor growth” (with K. Deininger and M. Sur). World Development 35(December 2007):2056-2078.

“Tenure Security and Land-Related Investment: Evidence from Ethiopia,” (with K. Deininger). European Economic Review 50(July 2006):1245-1277.

“Economies of Scale and Scope, and the Economic Efficiency of China’s Agricultural Research System,” (with S. Rozelle, J. Alston, J. Huang). International Economic Review 46(August 2005): 1033-57.

“The Potential of Land Rental Markets in the Process of Economic Development: Evidence from China,” (with K. Deininger). Journal of Development Economics 78(October 2005):241-270.

“The Impact of Property Rights on Investment, Risk Coping, and Policy Preferences: Evidence from China,” (with K. Deininger). Economic Development and Cultural Changes 51(July 2003):851-882.

“The Creation and Spread of Technology and Total Factor Productivity in Chinese Agriculture,” (with J. Huang, R. Hu and S. Rozelle). American Journal of Agricultural Economics 84(Nov 2002):916-930.