Former Assistant Professor, International Development
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
446 West Circle Drive, Room 202
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039
Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.A., Arizona State University
B.A., University of Washington
Jordan Chamberlin is currently a Spatial Economist at International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). He was formerly an Assistant Professor, International Development, and a member of AFRE’s Food Security Group. He joined the AFREfaculty in May 2013 and was on long-term assignment in Lusaka, Zambia with the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI), formerly the Food Security Research Project. He conducted collaborative research and training on microeconomic analysis of smallholder livelihoods in Zambia and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa.
Jordan began his work in rural development as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay, where he worked with beekeepers in Canindeyú Department. Prior to coming to Michigan State, he was a Scientist with the International Food Policy Research Institute, based in Ethiopia.
Research and Outreach Interests
Chamberlin, Jordan, T. S. Jayne, and D. Headey. 2014. “Scarcity amidst abundance? Reassessing the potential for cropland expansion in Africa.” Food Policy.
Chamberlin, J. and T.S. Jayne. 2012. Unpacking the Meaning of “Market Access”. World Development. Volume 41, January 2013, Pages 245–264.
Chamberlin, J. and E. Schmidt. 2012. Ethiopian Agriculture: A Dynamic Geographic Perspective. Chapter 2 in: “Food and Agriculture in Ethiopia: Progress and Policy Challenges.” International Food Policy Research Institute and University of Pennsylvania press.
Chamberlin, J. 2007. It’s a small world after all: Defining smallholder agriculture in Ghana. GSSP Working Paper 6. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC. http://www.ifpri.org/publication/defining-smallholder-agriculture-ghana
Chamberlin, J., J. Pender, and B. Yu. 2006. Development Domains for Ethiopia: Capturing the Geographical Context of Smallholder Development Options. ESSP Working Paper 6. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC. http://www.ifpri.org/publication/development-domains-ethiopia
Recent Research and Policy Presentations