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Jill L. Caviglia-Harris 
Economics and Finance Department
Environmental Studies Department
Salisbury University
Salisbury, MD 21801-6860
phone: (410) 548-5591
fax: (410) 546-6208
email: jlcaviglia-harris@salisbury.edu

Welcome to my homepage. I am a Professor of Economics in the Economics and Finance Department in the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business and the 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 tradeoffs that exist between development and deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. My approach includes the collection and analysis of survey, geographical information systems (GIS), and remote sensing data at the household level to create a longitudinal data that can be used to investigate multiple issues as they relate to welfare, poverty and land cover/land use 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 (2008-2012)" This collaborative research project directed 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 four-period panel collected in 1996, 2000, 2005, and 2009 is available for download at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)