|Songqing Jin joined the faculty at the Michigan State University in August 2007. His research interests are in the broad areas of microeconomics of international agricultural development. The main part of his research has been focused on rural land tenure and rural land market issues in developing countries. His past and current research also concerns other development issues such as rural non-farm development, rural labor migration, rural governance and economics of gender inequality. He has conducted fieldwork and other research activities in East Asia, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa countries during the past several years. Before coming to MSU, he was a research economist in the World Bank.
- Land tenure, institutional change, and the emergence and functioning of markets
- Evaluation of agricultural technology and agricultural research systems
- Emergence and evolution of the rural non-farm economy, rural labor markets and migration
- Gender inequality in informal labor markets, political positions, and human capital investments.
“Productivity, Efficiency and Technical Change: Measuring the Performance of China’s Transforming Agriculture,” (with H. Ma, J. Huang, R. Hu, and S. Rozelle). Journal of Productivity Analysis 33(June 2010): 191-207.
“Land Rental Markets in the Process of Rural Structural Transformation: Productivity and Equity Impacts from China,” (with K. Deininger). Journal of Comparative Economics 37(December 2009):629-646.
“Securing Property Rights in Transition: Lessons from Implementation of China’s Rural Land Contracting Law,” (with K. Deininger). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 70(May 2009):22-38.
“Linking Investment Climate and Household Surveys to dentify Key Constraints of Rural Nonfarm Activity: Evidence from Tanzania,” (with K. Deininger). Journal of African Economies 18(March 2009): 319-361.
“Equity and Efficiency Impacts of Rural Land Rental Restrictions: Evidence from India,” (with K. Deininger and H. Nagarajan). European Economic Review 52(July 2008):892-918.
“Contributions of Wheat Diversity to Total Factor Productivity in China,” (with E. Meng, R. Hu, J. Huang and S. Rozelle). Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 33 (August 2008): 449-472.
“Land Sales and Rental Markets in Transition: Evidence from Rural Vietnam,” (with K. Deininger). Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 70(February 2008): 67-101.
“Sri Lanka’s rural non-farm economy: Removing constraints to pro-poor growth” (with K. Deininger and M. Sur). World Development 35(December 2007):2056-2078.
“Risk Coping and Starvation in Rural China,” (with K. Deininger and X. Yu). Applied Economics 39(June 2007):1341-1352.
“Tenure Security and Land-Related Investment: Evidence from Ethiopia,” (with K. Deininger). European Economic Review 50(July 2006):1245-1277.
“Economies of Scale and Scope, and the Economic Efficiency of China’s Agricultural Research System,” (with S. Rozelle, J. Alston, J. Huang). International Economic Review 46(August 2005): 1033-57.
“The Potential of Land Rental Markets in the Process of Economic Development: Evidence from China,” (with K. Deininger). Journal of Development Economics 78(October 2005):241-270.
“The Impact of Property Rights on Investment, Risk Coping, and Policy Preferences: Evidence from China,” (with K. Deininger). Economic Development and Cultural Changes 51(July 2003):851-882.
“The Creation and Spread of Technology and Total Factor Productivity in Chinese Agriculture,” (with J. Huang, R. Hu and S. Rozelle). American Journal of Agricultural Economics 84(Nov 2002):916-930.