Thomas S. Jayne
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
MSU Foundation ProfessorJustin S Morrill Hall of Agriculture
446 W. Circle Dr., Rm 317C
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039
Thomas Jayne is University Foundation Professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University and Co-Director of the Alliance for African Partnership, a university-wide initiative to promote long-term collaborations with African research and policy organizations. Jayne is a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) and Distinguished Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists. He has mentored dozens of young African professionals and played a major role in building MSU’s partnerships with African agricultural policy research institutes. In 2017, he became the Flagship Co-Leader of the CGIAR Policies, Institutions and Markets research program on Economy-wide Factors Affecting Agricultural Growth and Rural Transformation. Over the past decade, he has received six research excellence awards, including the 2009 Outstanding Article Award in Agricultural Economics and the 2017 AAEA Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis. He is currently working on:
- Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy: Malawi
- Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy: Zambia
- Guiding Investments in Sustainable Agricultural Intensification in Africa - GISAIA
- Kenya - Tegemeo Agricultural Policy Research and Analysis Project - TAPRA II.
Current Research Interests
- Farm productivity growth and agricultural input and output markets (Presentation/Policy Brief at IFRPI on this work) (Special journal issue of Agricultural Economics on “Input Subsidy Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa” with Shahidur Rashid, November 2013 issue)
- Land use dynamics, population, and agricultural intensification (guest editing a special issue of Food Policy on “Emerging Land Issues in African Agriculture and their Implications for Rural Development Strategies“ with Derek Headey and Jordan Chamberlin, scheduled for publication early 2014).