In Cape Town for the IAAE Conference, Sept. 2010 William J. Burke, PhDWilliam Burke has been involved in international
development issues since 2001, when he worked with small farmers as an
Agriculture and Forestry specialist with the Peace Corps in The Gambia.
He has been at MSU since 2004 where he has focused on modeling
behavior to explain the impacts of government policy in Zambia and
Kenya. Since early 2010 Burke has been conducting field
research linked to the Food Security Research Project in Lusaka, Zambia.
His objective is to work in a position where he can continue conducting research in Africa and make relevant contributions to current policy
debates that will positively
impact the lives of the impoverished.
Assistant Professor, International Development
Department of Agricultural,
Food, and Resource Economics,
Michigan State University
Office: +260 211 221021
Mobile: +260 974 004938
From US: 443-303-2300
PhD, Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University 2012
MS, Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University 2009
BA, Econonmics, Washington College 2000
Peer Reviewed Publications
Burke, W.J. 2009. "Fitting and Interpreting Cragg's Tobit Alternative Using Stata." Stata Journal 9(4): 584-592. (On-line Support)
Xu, Z., W.J. Burke, T.S. Jayne and J. 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.
Burke, W.J., T.S. Jayne and J.R. Black. 2012. "Getting More ‘Bang for the Buck’:
Diversifying Subsidies Beyond Fertilizer and Policies Beyond Subsidies." FSRP
Policy Synthesis No. 52. Lusaka,
Burke, W.J., T.S. Jayne and N.J. Sitko. 2012. "Can the FISP More Effectively Achieve Food
Production and Poverty Reduction Goals?" FSRP Policy Synthesis No. 51. Lusaka, Zambia
Jayne, T.S., N. Mason, W.J. Burke A. Shipekesa, A. Chapoto
and C. Kabaghe. 2011. "Mountains of Maize, Persistent Poverty." FSRP Policy
Synthesis No. 48. Lusaka, Zambia.
Mason, N., W.J. Burke, A. Shipekesa and T.S. Jayne. 2011. "The 2011 Surplus in Smallholder Maize Production in Zambia: Drivers, Beneficiaries and
Implications for Agricultural and Poverty Reduction Policies." FSRP Working
Paper 58. Lusaka, Zambia.
W.J., M. Hichaambwa, D. Banda and T.S. Jayne. 2011. "The Cost of Maize Production by Smallholder Farmers in Zambia." Food Security
Working Paper #50, Lusaka, Zambia.
Muyanga, M., T.S. Jayne,
and W.J. Burke. 2010. "Pathways into and out of Poverty: A Study of Rural
Household Wealth Dynamics in Kenya." Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development Working Paper WPS 39/2010, Egerton University, Nairobi.
Burke, W.J., T.S. Jayne, and A. Chapoto. 2010. "Factors Contributing to Zambia’s 2010 Maize Bumper Harvest." Food Security Research Project
Working Paper #48, Lusaka, Zambia.
Burke, W.J. and T.S. Jayne. 2008, "Spatial Disadvantages or Spatial Poverty Traps: Household Evidence from Rural Kenya." International Development Working Paper #93, Department of Agriculture Food and Resource Economics, MSU.
Burke, W.J., T.S. Jayne, P. Kristjanson and H.A. Freeman. 2007. "Factors Associated with Farm Households' Movements Into and Out of Poverty in Kenya: The Rising Importance of Livestock." International Development Working Paper #90, Department of Agriculture Food and Resource Economics, MSU
Burke, W.J. 2009. "Triple Hurdle Model of Smallholder Production and Particiaption in Kenya's Dairy Sector." Thesis committee is Thom Jayne (chair), Robert Myers and Lisa D. Cook.
Burke, W.J. 2012. "Maize Production in Zambia and Regional Marketing: Input Productivity and Output Price Transmission." Examination committee is Thom Jayne (chair), J. Roy Black, R. Myers and J. Wooldridge.
Articles in Progress
W.J. and T.S. Jayne. "Smallholder Land
Ownership in Kenya: Determinants of distribution between households and changes
within households over time"
Burke, W.J., T.S. Jayne and R.J. Myers "Triple Hurdle Model of Production and Participation in Kenya's Dariy Market"
Burke, W.J. and T. S. Jayne "Spatial Disadvantages or Spatial Poverty Traps"
2010 - Best Paper of 2009 in Agricultural Economics
for "Do input subsidy programs 'crown in' or 'crowd out' commercial
market development: Modeling fertilizer demand in a two-channel
2010 - Best Master's Thesis of 2009, Department of Agriculture, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University.