Background and Research Interests
John Kerr received his Ph.D. in applied economics in 1990 at the Food Research Institute, Stanford University. Before joining the faculty at Michigan State University in 1999 he worked at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Hyderabad, India, and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, DC.
His research interests are in international agricultural development and natural resource management. Focal areas of his research have been on adoption of agricultural technology and natural resource conservation practices, collective action and property rights related to natural resource management, and the interaction of these things with rural poverty in developing countries. He has lived in and conducted research in India, Mexico, and Egypt, and conducted short-term research in many other countries as well.
Selected publications can be found at John Kerr’s Google Scholar page.
International Journal of the Commons
Kerr is on the editorial board of the International Journal of the Commons, a peer-reviewed, on-line, open access journal dedicated to the study of managing the commons.
Current courses include CSUS 800, Foundations of Community Sustainability; CSUS 300, Theoretical Foundations of Sustainability; and CSUS 429, Program Evaluation for Community Sustainability
Canners at the game: The role and motivations of informal recyclers at football tailgates
Published on August 28, 2020
Faculty gift honors family commitment to higher education
Published on May 14, 2018
Studying monetary incentive programs and their impact on social norms
Published on January 21, 2016
New study guides poultry farmers on choosing eggs-actly the right hen housing system
Published on April 2, 2015
New AgBioResearch faculty member
Published on March 1, 2012