|Thomas Jayne’s career has been devoted to working with African colleagues to promote effective policy responses to poverty in Africa. Jayne is Professor, International Development, in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics and is a member of the Core Faculty of the African Studies Center at Michigan State University. His research focuses mainly on how agricultural policies and public investments can contribute to sustainable and equitable development. Jayne currently resides in Lusaka, Zambia, where he has been supporting the development of the newly launched, Zambian managed Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute. Jayne sits on the editorial boards of two professional journals, received a top paper award in 2004 by the International Association of Agricultural Economists, co-authored a paper awarded the T.W. Schultz Award at the 2009 International Association of Agricultural Economists Triennial Meetings, received the 2009 Best Article Award in Agricultural Economics, and co-authored a paper awarded First Prize at the 2010 tri-annual meetings of the Association of African Agricultural Economists. He currently serves on the steering committees of several initiatives dedicated to building institutional and analytical capacity in sub-Saharan Africa, including the Global Development Network’s Global Research Capacity Building Program.
- Poverty reduction strategies in Africa
- Farm productivity growth and agricultural input and output markets
- Understanding the effects of HIV/AIDS on rural livelihoods and developing effective policy responses to premature adult mortality
Chapoto, A., T.S. Jayne, and N. Mason. 2011. Widows' Land Security in the Era of HIV/AIDS: Panel Survey Evidence from Zambia, Economic Development and Cultural Change, July.
Ricker-Gilbert, J., T.S. Jayne, and E. Chirwa. 2011. Subsidies and Crowding Out: A Double-Hurdle Model of Fertilizer Demand in Malawi. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 93(1, February): 26-42.
Abbink, K., T.S. Jayne, and L. Moller. 2011. The Relevance of a Rules-Based Maize Marketing Policy: An Experimental Case Study of Zambia, Journal of Development Studies, 47(2): 207-230.
Jayne, T.S., D. Mather, and E. Mghenyi. 2010. Principal Challenges Confronting Smallholder Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. World Development, 38(10): 1384-1398
Tembo, G., A. Chapoto, T.S. Jayne, M. Weber. 2010. Fostering Food Market Development in Zambia. Zambia Social Science Journal, 1(1): 39-60.
Mason, N., T.S. Jayne, A. Chapoto, and R. Myers. 2010. A Test of the New Variant Famine Hypothesis: Panel Survey Evidence from Zambia, World Development, 38(3): 356-368.
Tschirley, D., and T.S. Jayne. 2010. Exploring the Logic of Southern Africa's Food Crises, World Development, 38(1): 76-87.
Xu, Zhiying, Guan, Zhengfei, Jayne, Thomas S., Black, J. R. 2009. Factors Influencing the Profitability of Fertilizer Use on Maize in Zambia. Agricultural Economics 40 (4): 437-446.
Xu, Z., Burke, Bill, Jayne, Thomas S., Govereh, Jones. 2009. Do input subsidy programs "crowd in" or "crowd out" commercial market development? Modeling fertilizer demand in a two-channel marketing system. Agricultural Economics 40 (1): 79-94.
Xu, Z., Guan, Z., Jayne, Thomas S., Black, R. 2009. Factors influencing the profitability of fertilizer use on maize in Zambia. Agricultural Economics 40 (4): 437-446.
Funded Research Projects
- Guiding Investments in Sustainable Agricultural Markets in Africa (GISAMA), in partnership with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- African Agricultural Markets Project, in partnership with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, funded by the World Bank
- Tegemeo Agricultural Monitoring and Policy Analysis Project, in partnership with Egerton University, Kenya, funded by USAID/Kenya
- Food Security Research Project/Zambia, in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and the Agricultural Consultative Forum, funded by the Swedish International Development Agency and USAID/Zambia.