Jordan Chamberlin

I study rural development and economic growth in the developing world, with a particular focus on smallholder agriculture and rural household welfare in sub-Saharan Africa. Areas of recent research include: smallholder access to land under evolving land institutions in sub-Saharan Africa; the efficiency of market intermediation services; the provision of infrastructure and other public goods; and small town development. In addition to traditional microeconomic and econometric research methods, I favor theoretical and empirical approaches which are explicitly spatial in nature, including spatial econometric methods and geographic information science.

Experience

  • –present
    Spatial Economist, CGIAR System Organization

Education

  • 2013 
    Michigan State University, PhD, Agricultural Economics

Publications

  • 2019
    The Transformation of Rural Africa, Jayne, T. S., Jordan Chamberlin, and Rui Benfica (editors). 2019. The Transformation of Rural Africa. Routledge: New York. ISBN13: 978-1-138-32549-4
  • 2018
    Africa's Unfolding Economic Transformation, Jayne, T.S., Chamberlin, J., Benfica, R., 2018. Africa’s Unfolding Economic Transformation. The Journal of Development Studies 54, 777-787. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2018.1430774
  • 2018
    Transaction Costs, Land Rental Markets and Their Impact on Youth Access to Agriculture in Tanzania, Ricker-Gilbert, J., Chamberlin, J., 2018. Transaction Costs, Land Rental Markets and Their Impact on Youth Access to Agriculture in Tanzania. Land Economics 94(4), tbc. https://uwpress.wisc.edu/journals/journals/le-supplementary.html#v944
  • 2016
    What are the Drivers of Rural Land Rental Markets in sub-Saharan Africa, and how do they Impact Household Welfare? Evidence from Malawi and Zambia, Chamberlin, Jordan and Jacob Ricker-Gilbert. 2016. “What are the Drivers of Rural Land Rental Markets in sub-Saharan Africa, and how do they Impact Household Welfare? Evidence from Malawi and Zambia.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 98(5): 1507-1528. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajae/aaw021

Professional Memberships

  • Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
  • International Association of Agricultural Economists

Research Areas

  • Sustainable Agricultural Development (070108)
  • Economic Development And Growth (140202)
  • Agricultural Economics (140201)