Thomas Reardon

Thomas Reardon

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
M.I.A., Columbia University
Diplôme, Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales, Université de Nice
B.A., Claremont Men's College

Professor, MSU Distinguished Faculty, and AAEA Fellow

Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

Rm 211D, Justin S Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039

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Publications (View all Readon’s publications on Google Scholar sorted by year)

Selected Published Books and Chapters

  • Reardon, T., K.Z. Chen, B. Minten, and L. Adriano. 2012. The Quiet Revolution in Staple Food Value Chains in Asia: Enter the Dragon, the Elephant, and the Tiger. Asian Development Bank and IFPRI, December.
  • Haggblade, S., P. Hazell, T. Reardon (eds.). 2007. Transforming the Rural Nonfarm Economy: Opportunities and Threats in the Developing World, Johns Hopkins University Press. October. (Hardcover and paperback)
  • Reardon, T., C.P. Timmer. 2007. Transformation of Markets for Agricultural Output in Developing Countries Since 1950: How Has Thinking Changed? ch.55 in R. Evenson, P. Pingali (eds). Handbook of Agricultural Economics, 3: Agricultural Development: Farmers, Farm Production and Farm Markets. Elsevier: 2808-55.

Selected Published Guest-Edited Special Issues of Journals

  • Reardon, T., C.B. Barrett, J.A. Berdegué, and J.F.M. Swinnen. (Guest Editors), 2009. “Agrifood Industry Transformation and Farmers in Developing Countries”, World Development, 37(11), November.
  • Davis, B., P. Winters, T. Reardon, and K. Stamoulis. (Guest Editors). 2009. “Rural Nonfarm Employment and Farming: Household-level Linkages,” Agricultural Economics 40(2).

Selected Recent Articles

  • Adjognon, S.G., LSO Liverpool-Tasie, T. Reardon. 2016. Agricultural input credit in Sub-Saharan Africa: Telling myth from facts. Food Policy, October.  Article in press.
  • Lu, L., T. Reardon, D. Zilberman. 2016. Supply Chain Design &Adoption of Indivisible Technology. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 98(5):1419-31.
  • Du, X., L. Lu, T. Reardon, and D. Zilberman. 2016. “The economics of agricultural supply chain design: A portfolio selection approach,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 98(5): 1377–88.
  • Reardon, T. 2015. The Hidden Middle: The Quiet Revolution in the Midstream of Agrifood Value Chains in Developing Countries. Oxford Review of Economic Policy. 31(1), Spring: 45-63.
  • Hernandez, R.A., J.A. Berdegué, T. Reardon. 2015. Modernizing Wholesalers and Guava Farmers in Mexico. Agricultural Economics, 46(S), Nov.: 41–52.
  • Tschirley, D., T. Reardon, M. Dolislager, J. Snyder. 2015. The Rise of a Middle Class in Urban and Rural East and Southern Africa: Implications for Food System Transformation. Journal of International Development, 27(5), July: 628-646.
  • Reardon, T., C.P. Timmer. 2014. Five Inter-Linked Transformations in the Asian Agrifood Economy: Food Security Implications. Global Food Security. 3(2): 108-117.
  • Reardon, T., KZ Chen, B. Minten, L. Adriano, TA Dao, J. Wang, S. Das Gupta. 2014. The Quiet Revolution in Asia’s Rice Value Chains. Annals of the New York Academy ofSciences, 1331: 106–118.
  • Yang, J., Z. Huang, X. Zhang, T. Reardon. 2013. The Rapid Rise of Cross-Regional Agricultural Mechanization Services in China. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 95(5), October: 1245-1251.
  • Reardon, T., C.P. Timmer, B. Minten. 2012. The Supermarket Revolution in Asia and Emerging Development Strategies to Include Small Farmers. PNAS: Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the USA. 109(31), July 31: 12332-12337.
  • Reardon, T., CP Timmer. 2012. The Economics of the Food System Revolution. Annual Review of Resource Economics. 14: 225-264.
  • Gómez, M., C. Barrett, L. Buck, H. De Groote, S. Ferris, H. Gao, E. McCullough, D. Miller, H. Outhred, A. Pell, T. Reardon, M. Retnanestri, R. Ruben, P. Struebi, J. Swinnen, M. Touesnard, K. Weinberger, J. Keatinge, M. Milstein, R. Yang. 2011. Research Principles for Developing Country Food Value Chains. Science. 332(6034), 3 June: 1154-1155.
  • Minten, B., T. Reardon, R. Sutradhar. 2010. Food Prices and Modern Retail: The case of Delhi. World Development, 38(12): 1775-1787.
  • Haggblade, S., P. Hazell, T. Reardon. 2010. The Rural Nonfarm Economy: Prospects for Growth and Poverty Reduction. World Development. 38(10): 1429–1441
  • Reardon, T., C. Barrett, J. Berdegué, J. Swinnen. 2009. Agrifood Industry Transformation and Farmers in Developing Countries. World Development. 37(11): 1717-1727.
  • Neven, D., M. Odera, T. Reardon, H. Wang. 2009. Kenyan Supermarkets and Emerging Middle-Class Horticultural Farmers, and Employment Impacts on Rural Poor. World Development. 37(11): 1802-11.
  • Henson, S., T. Reardon. 2005. Private agri-food standards: Implications for food policy and the agri-food system. Food Policy, 30(3), June: 241-253.
  • Reardon, T., C.P. Timmer, C. Barrett, J. Berdegue. 2003. The Rise of Supermarkets in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 85(5), Dec.: 1140-1146.
  • Barrett, C.B., T. Reardon, P. Webb. 2001. Nonfarm Income Diversification and Household Livelihood Strategies in Rural Africa: Concepts, Dynamics and Policy Implications. Food Policy, 26(4), August: 315-331.