• Ph.D., Agricultural Economics - Michigan State University, 1982

Research Interests

  • Poverty and Education
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Resource Economics


Jeff Jordan is a Professor in the Department of Ag. and Applied Economics at the University of Georgia’s Griffin Campus.  He is also Director of the Southern Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, a USDA grants project.  Since coming to the Griffin Campus in 1982, after completion of his PhD at Michigan State University, Jordan has worked in the areas of agricultural marketing, water policy, sustainable agriculture, education and poverty.  He is currently working on a 30-year analysis of the sustainable agriculture research output of the SARE program.  In addition, he is conducting field experiments to estimate time and risk preferences of children as they relate to educational outcomes and human capital development.