David L. Tschirley

David L. Tschirley

Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.S., Michigan State University
B.S., Colorado State University

Professor, International Development

Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

446 W. Circle Dr., Rm 216A
Justin S Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039

517 355 0134, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Biographical Information

Dr. Tschirley is Professor, International Development, and a member of the CASID and African Studies Center core faculty at MSU. Tschirley is co-principal investigator on a number of the Department’s research and training projects in Africa, and has lived and worked long-term for MSU in Ecuador (1987-90) and Mozambique (1995-98). He has served as an advisor to the Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank, and U.S. Agency for International Development. His current work focuses primarily on East and Southern Africa. 

Research and Outreach Interests

  • Linking smallholder farmers to ag-industry for rural income growth and poverty reduction, with special focus on cotton and domestic horticultural systems
  • Market Information systems and food system development
  • Interactions between farm- and non-farm employment in rural poverty reduction in Africa
  • Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of response to humanitarian emergencies in Africa