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Caviglia-Harris, Jill

Faculty, Economics and Finance
Perdue Hall (PH) 214
410-548-5591 or ext 85591
jlcaviglia-harrissalisburyedu
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Education:
Ph.D. Economics, The University of Tennessee, May 1998

Interests:
Jill Caviglia-Harris is Professor of Economics in the Economics & Finance and Environmental Studies Departments at Salisbury University. She received her B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Binghamton University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Tennessee. At Salisbury University, she teaches courses in environmental and natural resource economics and microeconomics. She was awarded Salisbury University%%%s Distinguished Faculty Award for excellence in teaching and research in 2004, the 2010 State of Maryland Board of Regent%%%s Award for excellence in teaching, the Salisbury University 2010 Outstanding Mentor Award, the 2010 Southern Economic Association Kenneth G. Elzinga Teaching Award, the 2012-2013 Wilson H. Elkins Professorship, University System of Maryland, and most recently a 2013-2014 Leopold Leadership Fellowship from Stanford University.

Caviglia-Harris' research is focused on understanding the tradeoffs that exist between development and deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. Her 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. She has published in such journals as Environment and Development Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Agricultural Economics, Ecological Economics, and the Review of Regional Studies. This research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and other organizations for the past 15 years. A second dimension of her research includes the investigation of best practices for teaching and motivating students.

Website:
http://facultyfp.salisbury.edu/jlcaviglia-harris/


Courses  []

2014 Fall

  • ENVR 210-001 PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRO ECON
    Introduction to the ideas and tools economists use to understand human behavior that is constrained by scarce resources with applications to environmental policy. Analytic tools, including demand and supply analysis, will be used to introduce students to policies to address externalities, including the use of taxes, subsidies and marketable pollution permits. Three hours per week with enhancement.
  • ENVR 210-002 PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRO ECON
    Introduction to the ideas and tools economists use to understand human behavior that is constrained by scarce resources with applications to environmental policy. Analytic tools, including demand and supply analysis, will be used to introduce students to policies to address externalities, including the use of taxes, subsidies and marketable pollution permits. Three hours per week with enhancement.
  • ENVR 400-001 CONTEMPORARY ENVR ISSUES
    Discussion seminar focused upon the review and analysis of environmental topics in the mainstream media. Prerequisite: ENVR 102. One hour per week.

2015 Spring

  • ECON 211-003 MICRO-ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES
    Introduction to the ideas and tools economists use to understand human behavior constrained by scarce resources. Analytical tools introduced include supply and demand analysis, elasticities, models of perfect and imperfect competition. These tools will be used to study topics such as consumer and producer decision making, taxation, environmental quality and health care. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIIB or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IIB).
  • ECON 211-004 MICRO-ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES
    Introduction to the ideas and tools economists use to understand human behavior constrained by scarce resources. Analytical tools introduced include supply and demand analysis, elasticities, models of perfect and imperfect competition. These tools will be used to study topics such as consumer and producer decision making, taxation, environmental quality and health care. Three hours per week. Meets General Education IIIB or IIIC (Prior to Fall 2008: IIB).
  • ENVR 400-001 CONTEMPORARY ENVR ISSUES
    Discussion seminar focused upon the review and analysis of environmental topics in the mainstream media. Prerequisite: ENVR 102. One hour per week.

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Awards, Scholarship & Creative Works:  []

Article(s)

Caviglia-Harris, J. L., Sills, E., & Mullan, K. 
(2013). 
Migration and mobility on the Amazon frontier. 
Population & Environment, 
34(3), 
338-369. 
Caviglia-Harris, J. L., Hall, S., Mullen, K., MacIntyre, C., Bauch, S., Harris, D., Sills, E., Dawson, J, Klitch, B., Roberts, D., Toomey, M., & Cha, H. 
(2012). 
Improving household surveys through computer assisted data collection: Use of touch-screen laptops in challenging environments. 
Field Methods, 
24(1), 
74-94. 
Caviglia-Harris, J. L., & Harris, D.W. 
(2011). 
The impact of settlement design on tropical deforestation rates & resulting land cover patterns. 
Agriculture & Resource Economics Review, 
40(3), 
451-470. 
Hill, B., & Caviglia-Harris, J. L. 
(2010). 
Assessment plan & design: A model for enhancing instruction in economics courses. 
International Review of Economics Education, 
9(1), 
10-30. 
Caviglia-Harris, J. L., Chambers, D., & Kahn, J. 
(2009). 
Taking the "U" out of Kuznets: A comprehensive analysis of the EKC & environmental degradation. 
Ecological Economics, 
68(4), 
1149-1159. 
Sills, E. O., & Caviglia-Harris, J. L. 
(2009). 
Evolution of an Amazon frontier: Determinants of land value in Rondonia, Brazil. 
Land Use Policy, 
26(1), 
55-67. 
Caviglia-Harris, J. L., & Harris, D. W. 
(2008). 
Integrating survey & remote sensing data to analyze land use at a fine scale: Insights from agricultural households in the Brazilian Amazon. 
International Regional Science Review, 
31(2), 
115-137. 
Caviglia-Harris, J. L. 
(2006). 
Attendance & achievement in economics: Investigating the impact of attendance policies & absentee rates on student performance. 
Journal of Economic & Finance Education, 
4(2), 
2-15. 
Shone, B. M., & Caviglia-Harris, J. L. 
(2006). 
Quantifying & comparing the value of non-timber forest products in the Amazon. 
Ecological Economics, 
58(2), 
249-267. 
Caviglia-Harris, J. L., & Sills, E. 
(2005). 
Land use & income diversification: Comparing traditional & colonist populations in the Brazilian Amazon. 
Agricultural Economics, 
32, 
221-237. 
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Caviglia-Harris, J. L. 
(2004). 
Academic achievement in large lectures: Analyzing the effects of attendance rates & class motivation on economics exam grades. 
Journal of Economic & Finance Education, 
3(1), 
48-60. 
Caviglia-Harris, J. L. 
(2004). 
Household production & forest clearing: The role of farming in the development of the Amazon. 
Environment & Development Economics, 
9(2), 
181-202. 
Caviglia-Harris, J. L., & Hatley, J. 
(2004). 
Interdisciplinary teaching: Analyzing consensus & conflict in environmental studies. 
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 
5(4), 
395-403. 
Caviglia-Harris, J. L., & Hatley, J. D. 
(2004). 
Interdisciplinary teaching: Analyzing consensus & conflict in environmental studies. 
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 
5(4), 
395-403. 
Caviglia-Harris, J. L. 
(2003). 
Introducing undergraduates to economics in an interdisciplinary setting. 
Journal of Economic Education, 
34(3), 
195-203. 
Caviglia-Harris, J. L. 
(2003). 
Sustainable agricultural practices in Rondonia, Brazil: Do local farmer organizations impact adoption rates? 
Economic Development & Cultural Change, 
52(1), 
23-50. 
Caviglia-Harris, J. L., Kahn, J. R., & Green, T. 
(2003). 
Demand-side policies for environmental protection & sustainable usage of renewable resources. 
Ecological Economics, 
45(1), 
119-132. 
Casey, J. F., Caviglia-Harris, J. L., Kahn, J. R., & Rivas, A. 
(2002). 
Information & the subsistence farmer's decision to deforest in Latin America. 
International Journal of Sustainable Development, 
5(4), 
392-414. 
Caviglia, J. L., & Kahn, J. R. 
(2001). 
Diffusion of sustainable agriculture in the Brazilian tropical rain forest: A Discrete choice analysis. 
Economic Development & Cultural Change, 
49(2), 
311-333. 

Awards(s)

Jill Caviglia-Harris (2013). Faculty Appreciation Award - Salisbury University Alumni Association, Salisbury, MD.
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Jill Caviglia-Harris & Michael Lewis (2013). Wilson H. Elkins Professorship - University System of Maryland (USM).
Michael Lewis & Jill Caviglia-Harris (2012). Wilson H. Elkins Professorship - University System of Maryland (USM).
Jill Caviglia-Harris (2010). Kenneth G. Elzinga Teaching Award - Southern Economic Association (SEA).
Jill Caviglia-Harris (2010). Outstanding Research Mentor Award - Student Research Conference, Salisbury University.
Jill Caviglia-Harris (2010). Regents' Faculty Award for Excellence for teaching excellence - Board of Regents, University System of Maryland (USM).
Jill Caviglia-Harris (2004). Distinguished Faculty Award - Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD.

Book(s)

Caviglia, J. L. (1999) Sustainable agriculture in Brazil: Economic development and deforestation. UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

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