Jane Harrison

North Carolina Sea Grant

Term: 2020 - 2023

Action Team Assignment: Natural Resource Policy & Economics

Monitoring and Assessment Team Assignment: Human Dimensions

STAC Member Since: September 2019

Title: Coastal Economics Specialist

Department: Headquarters Office, Raleigh, NC

Education: PhD Forest Engineering, Resources, & Management (2013); MS Agricultural, Developmental, and Environmental Economics, The Ohio State University (2008); BS International Studies with Economics minor, The Ohio State University (2006)

Primary Focus Area: Environmental economics, economic development, environmental sociology, stakeholder engagement and outreach

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Career Experiences: Jane Harrison applies economic analysis and other social science methods to meet the needs of coastal residents and stakeholders. Her work informs coastal decision makers about the intersections between sustainable use of ocean and coastal resources and economic development. She conducts research and outreach on the blue economy, which emerges when economic activity is in balance with the long-term capacity of ocean and coastal ecosystems.

Harrison is affiliate faculty in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at NC State University and teaches a field course in rural economic development. Previously she worked in the Great Lakes region for Wisconsin Sea Grant as a social science outreach specialist.