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Awards Received by FSG Faculty and Students
“The Efficiency and Competitiveness of Wheat Production in Kenya,” a paper authored by Raphael Gitau, Samuel Mburu, Melinda Smale, and Mary K. Mathenge was presented at the 7th Egerton University International Conference and Expo, Njoro, Kenya, 26-28 September, 2012. Raphael Gitau was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for Best Paper Presentation (Sub-theme: Socio-Economics and Entrepreneurship).
Thom Jayne. Contributed two chapters to the IFPRI book, Millions Fed: Proven Successes in Agricultural Development, which was awarded the 2011/12 Mercury Excellence Award.
Isaac Minde. Certificate of Recognition. Distinguished Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists.
John Staatz. Certificate of Recognition. Distinguished Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists.
John Staatz contributed to the UNIDO book, Agribusiness for Africa’s Prosperity, which on March 14 was awarded the annual prize for the best book published in 2011 dealing with the economies of French-speaking countries (Le Prix FFA-Turgot). The prize was presented by France’s Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, Pierre Lellouche.
Megan Sheahan won Best M.S. Thesis of 2011 for “Analysis of Fertilizer Profitability and Use in Kenya” (thesis supervisor and major prof: T. Jayne).
Ana Fernández won the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) award for Outstanding Master’s Thesis, Honorable Mention, for her thesis, "Wildlife Conservation in Zambia: Impact of Game Management Areas on Household Welfare" (thesis Advisor: David Tschirley).
Thom Jayne. Excellence in Research Award, awarded by the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University. 2010.
Dembélé, Nango. Diploma of Recognition. In recognition of contributions made to the development of Malian agriculture. November 29, 2010 by Aghatam Ag Alhassane, Malian Minister of Agriculture.
Ricker-Gilbert, Jacob, and T.S. Jayne. What are the Enduring Benefits of Fertilizer Subsidies on Household Well-Being? Evidence from Malawi. Awarded 3rd place among contributed papers submitted to the African Association of Agricultural Economists Triennial Meetings, Cape Town, South Africa, September 21, 2010. Presentation.
Traub, Lulama, Robert J. Myers, T.S. Jayne, and Ferdinand Meyer. Measuring Price Transmission in Maize Grain Markets: The case of South Africa and Mozambique. Awarded 1st place among contributed papers submitted to the African Association of Agricultural Economists Triennial Meetings, Cape Town, South Africa, September 21, 2010. Presentation.
Rui Benfica (FSG Ph.D. alumnus): 2009. T. W. Schultz prize for best visual presentation of a contributed paper from the IAAE.
Burke, William. Triple Hurdle Model of Smallholder Production and Market Participation in Kenya’s Dairy Sector. Master's Thesis, 2009. Major Professor: Thomas Jayne. Department 2009 Best M.S. Thesis. -FULL TEXT- -ABSTRACT-
Ricker-Gilbert and T.S. Jayne. 2009. Do Fertilizer Subsidies Affect the Demand for Commercial Fertilizer? An Example from Malawi. T.W. Schultz Award at the 2009 International Association of Agricultural Economists Triennial Meetings, Beijing, China, August, 2009. Presentation.
Sonja Perakis, Second Place, American Agricultural Economics Association Graduate Student Extension Competition, 2009, for her presentation on “Improving the Quality of Women’s Gold in Mali, West Africa: The Case of Shea”.
John Staatz: 2009. Excellence in Teaching Award, AFRE. Michigan State University.
Xu, Zhiying, William Burke, T.S. Jayne, and Jones Govereh. 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. Awarded Best Article of 2009 by Agricultural Economics.
Milu Muyanga was the first prize winner of the Global Development Network’s 2007 medal on research in the thematic area of Household Exposure to Risk and Effects on Poverty.
Benfica, Rui. An Analysis of Income Poverty Effects in Cash Cropping Economies in Rural Mozambique: Blending Econometric and Economy-Wide Models. Ph.D. Dissertation, 2006. Major Professor: David Tschirley. 2007 Gil Chin Lim Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis in International Development, MSU. -FULL TEXT- -ABSTRACT-
Thom Jayne: 2006. Graduate Program Coordinator’s Special Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Advising, AgEcon. Michigan State University.
Jayne, T.S., T. Yamano, and J. Nyoro. 2004. Interlinked Credit and Farm Intensification: Evidence from Kenya. Agricultural Economics, Vol. 31(6): 209-218. Included in a special issue of Agricultural Economics as one of the top 20 papers submitted to the International Association of Agricultural Economists Triennial Meetings, Durban, South Africa, August, 2003.
Mather, David. Essays on the Economic Impact of Disease-Resistant Bean Research in Honduras. Ph.D. thesis, 2003. Major Professor:
Rick Bernsten. Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics 2003 Best Ph.D. Thesis. -ABSTRACT-
John Staatz and Mike Weber: 2003. Ralph Smuckler Award for Advancing International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University.
Mather, David. Economic Assessment of Bean Research in the Dominican Republic. Master's thesis, 2001. Major Professor: Rick Bernsten. Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics
2002 Best M.Sc. Thesis. -ABSTRACT-