Centre For Agriculture and Food Policy

Thomas Jayne is University Foundation Professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University.  He is a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) and a Distinguished Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists.  His research focuses on agricultural commodity and input markets, changing farm size distributions, rural transformation, and sustainable agricultural productivity growth in Africa.  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. He has mentored dozens of young African professionals and played a major role in building MSU’s partnerships with African agricultural policy research institutes. Since 2019, Jayne has been serving as Senior Advisor to the President of the African Development Bank.  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.