Nicole Mason

Nicole Mason

Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.S., Michigan State University
B.S., Allegheny College

Assistant Professor

Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

446 W. Circle Dr., Rm 301D, Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039

517-432-4446, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



All Publications (View a listing of all Mason’s publications on Googel Scholar sorted by year)

Selected Publications

N. Mason, T.S. Jayne, and N. van de Walle. “The political economy of fertilizer subsidy programs in Africa: Evidence from Zambia.” Forthcoming in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics

A. Wineman, N. Mason, J. Ochieng, and L. Kirimi. “Let it rain: Weather extremes and household welfare in rural Kenya.” Forthcoming in Food Security.

N. Mason, A. Wineman, L. Kirimi, and D. Mather. 2016. “The effects of Kenya’s ‘smarter’ input subsidy program on smallholder behavior and incomes: Do different quasi-experimental approaches lead to the same conclusion?” Journal of Agricultural Economics DOI: 10.1111/1477-9552.12159

N. Mason, T.S. Jayne, and B. Shiferaw. 2015. “Africa’s rising demand for wheat: Trends, drivers, and policy implications.” Development Policy Review 33 (5): 581-613.

T.S. Jayne, D. Mather, N. Mason, J. Ricker-Gilbert, and E. Crawford. 2015. “Rejoinder to the comment by Andrew Dorward and Ephraim Chirwa on ‘How do fertilizer subsidy programs affect total use in sub-Saharan Africa? Crowding out, diversion, and benefit/cost assessments’.” Agricultural Economics 46 (6): 745-755.

H. Ngoma, N. Mason, and N. Sitko. 2015. “Does minimum tillage with planting basins or ripping raise maize yields? Meso-panel data evidence from Zambia.” Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 212: 21-29.

N. Mason, T.S. Jayne, and R. Myers. 2015. “Smallholder supply response to marketing board activities in a dual channel marketing system: The case of Zambia.” Journal of Agricultural Economics 66 (1): 36-65.

M. Smale and N. Mason. 2014. “Hybrid seed and the economic well-being of smallholder maize farmers in Zambia.” Journal of Development Studies 50 (5): 680-695.

J. Ricker-Gilbert, N. Mason, F. Darko, and S. Tembo. 2013. “What are the effects of input subsidy programs on maize prices? Evidence from Malawi and Zambia.” Agricultural Economics 44 (6): 671-686.

N. Mason and M. Smale. 2013. “Impacts of subsidized hybrid seed on indicators of economic well-being among smallholder maize growers in Zambia.” Agricultural Economics 44 (6): 659-670.

T.S. Jayne, 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.

N. Mason, T.S. Jayne, and R. Mofya-Mukuka. 2013. “Zambia’s input subsidy programs.” Agricultural Economics 44 (6): 613-628.

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

N. Mason and J. Ricker-Gilbert. 2013. “Disrupting demand for commercial seed: Input subsidies in Malawi and Zambia.” World Development 45 (May): 75-91.

N. Mason and R. Myers. 2013. “The effects of the Food Reserve Agency on maize market prices in Zambia.” Agricultural Economics 44 (2): 203-216.

N. Mason, 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, 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.

N. Mason, 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.