Dr. Songqing Jin joined the faculty at the Michigan State University in August 2007. He is appointed in the tenure system. 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. He is currently working on Impact Evaluation of the “Scaling Up Sweet Potato Through Agriculture and Nutrition Project.
Research and Outreach Interests
- 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.
- AEC 835: Introductory Econometrics (2008, 2009, 2011-Current/Spring Semester)
- AEC 961: Advanced Agricultural Development Economics (2013, 2014 / Spring Semester)
- EC 850: Growth, Development, and Human Resources (2010, 2012)