Jill L. Caviglia-Harris
Economics and Finance Department
Environmental Studies Department
Salisbury, MD 21801-6860
phone: (410) 548-5591
fax: (410) 546-6208
Welcome to my homepage. I am a Professor of Economics in the Economics and Finance Department in the
Franklin P. Perdue School of Business
Environmental Studies Department in the
Fulton School of Liberal Arts at
Salisbury University. My areas of teaching include environmental and natural resource economics and
microeconomics. My research interests are in the field of environmental and
natural resource economics and teaching economics.
My research is focused on understanding the nexus between land use change and welfare in the Brazilian Amazon. My approach includes the collection and analysis of survey, GIS, and remote sensing data at the household level to create a spatial panel used to investigate multiple issues as they relate to welfare and deforestation trajectories over time. A second dimension of my research includes an investigation of teaching approaches and program assessment. See my curriuclum vita and short bio for additional information.
I am currently involved in the project "Living with Deforestation: Analyzing Transformations in Welfare and Land Use on an Old Amazonian Frontier," NSF Project SES-0752936 (2008-2011)" This collaborative research project administered with Erin Sills, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, North Carolina State University, and Dar Roberts, Geography Department, University of California, Santa Barbara includes the establishment of a spatially referenced four-period panel.
The three period panel collected in 1996, 2000, and 2005 is available for download at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Current projects include the analysis household attrition, the adoption and disadoption of sustainable practices, and the analysis of property value on the forest margin.