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Selected Publications (* indicates articles where authors are arranged in alphabetical order, underling indicates MSU advisee, # indicates non-MSU advisee/mentee)

  • Farris, J., M. Porter, S. Jin and M. Maredia. (2021). “Growing Pains: Timing of In Utero Rainfall Shocks and Child Growth in Rural Rwanda,” Economic Development Cultural Change, forthcoming in Vol 71, No.2, 2023.

  • Ruan, J., Q. Cai#, and S. Jin. (2021). “The Impact of COVID-19 and Nationwide Lockdowns on Vegetable Prices: Evidence from Wholesale Markets in China,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, forthcoming.

  • Zhu, J.#, Jin, Z. Tang, and T. Awokuse. (2021). “The Effect of the Pension on Land Transfers: A Regression Discontinuity Approach,” Economic Development and Cultural Change, forthcoming in Vol 71, No.1, 2022.

  • Li, X.#, H. Guo, Jin, W. Ma, Y. Zeng#. (2021). “Do Farmers Gain Internet Dividends from E-commerce Adoption? Evidence from China,” Food Policy, forthcoming.

  • Zhang, J., Jin, T. Li and H. Wang. (2021). “Gender Discrimination in China: Experimental Evidence from the Job Market for College Graduates,” Journal of Comparative Economics, forthcoming.

  • *Deininger, K., Jin, S. Liu, T. Shao and F. Xia (2019). “The Impact of Property Rights Reform to Support China’s Rural-Urban Integration: Village-level Evidence from the Chengdu National Experiment,” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 81(6):1214-1251.

  • *Ji, C., S. Jin, J. Wu, and C. Ye. (2019). “Estimating effects of cooperative membership on farmers’ safe production behaviors: Evidence from pig sector in China,” Food Policy 83:231–245.

  • Zhang, J., S. Jin, Li, and M. Torero. (2018). “Teachers and Urban-rural Gap in Educational Outcomes,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 100(4):1207–23.

  • *Deininger, K., S., Jin, Liu, and S. Singh. (2018). “Can Labor-market Imperfections Explain Changes in the Inverse Farm Size Productivity Relationship? Longitudinal Evidence from Rural India,” Land Economics 94(2):239-258. DOI: 10.3368/le.94.2.239.

  • Yang, J.#, H. Wang, S. Jin, K, Chen, J. Riedinger, and C. Peng. (2016). “Migration, Local Off-farm Employment, and Agricultural Production Efficiency: Evidence from China,” Journal of Productivity Analysis 45:247-259. DOI: 10.1007/s11123-015-0464-9.

  • Deininger, K., S. Jin., F. Xia and J. Huang. (2014). “Moving off the farm: Institutional preconditions for agricultural productivity growth and non-agricultural development in China,” World Development 59:505-520. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2013.10.009.

  • Murekezi, A., S. Jin, and S. Loveridge. (2014). “Have Producers Benefited from Coffee Reforms? Evidence Using Panel Data from Rwanda,” Agricultural Economics 45:489-500.

  • Jin, S. and T.S. Jayne. (2013). “Land Rental Markets in Kenya: Implications for Efficiency, Equity, Household Income and Poverty,” Land Economics 89:246-271. DOI: 3368/le.89.2.246.

  • *Deininger, K., S. Jin, and V. Yadav. (2013). “Does sharecropping affect long-term investment? Evidence from West Bengal’s tenancy reforms,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 95:772-790.

  • Jin, S., H. Ma, J. Huang, R. Hu and S. Rozelle. (2010). “Productivity, Efficiency and Technical Change: Measuring the Performance of China’s Transforming Agriculture,” Journal of Productivity Analysis 33:191-207. DOI: 10.1007/s11123-009-0145-7.

  • Jin, S., and K. Deininger. (2009). “Land Rental Markets in the Process of Rural Structural Transformation: Productivity and Equity Impacts from China,” Journal of Comparative Economics 37:629–646.

  • *Deininger, K., and S. Jin. (2009). “Securing Property Rights in Transition: Lessons from Implementation of China’s Rural Land Contracting Law,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 70:22-38.

  • *Deininger, K., S. Jin, and H. Nagarajan. (2009). “Determinants and consequences of land sales market participation: Panel evidence from India,” World Development 37:410-421.

  • *Deininger, K., S. Jin, and H. Nagarajan. (2008). “Efficiency and Equity Impacts of Rural Land Rental Restrictions: Evidence from India,” European Economic Review 52:892-918.

  • *Deininger, K., and S. Jin. (2008). “Land Sales and Rental Markets in Transition: Evidence from Rural Vietnam,” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 70:67-101.

  • *Deininger, K., S. Jin, and M. Sur. (2007). “Sri Lanka’s rural non-farm economy: Removing constraints to pro-poor growth,” World Development 35:2056-2078.

  • *Deininger, K., S. Jin, and H. Nagarajan. (2006). “Tenure Security and Land-Related Investment: Evidence from Ethiopia,” European Economic Review 50:1245-1277.

  • Jin, S., S. Rozelle, J. Alston, and J. Huang. (2005). “Economies of Scale and Scope, and the Economic Efficiency of China’s Agricultural Research System,” International Economic Review 46:1033-57.

  • *Deininger, K., and S. Jin. (2005). “The Potential of Land Rental Markets in the Process of Economic Development: Evidence from China,Journal of Development Economics 78:241-270.

  • *Deininger, K., and S. Jin. (2003). “The Impact of Property Rights on Investment, Risk Coping, and Policy Preferences: Evidence from China,” Economic Development and Cultural Changes 51:851-882.

  • Jin, S., R. Hu, J. Huang, S. Rozelle. (2002). “The Creation and Spread of Technology and Total Factor Productivity in China’s Agriculture,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 84:916-930.