Jerome L. McElroy

Professor of Economics

Contact Information:
Department of Business Administration and Economics
Saint Mary's College .
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 284-4488
(574) 234-2827 (home)
e-mail address:


For a long resume, seeVitae 06.25.2012. For a short Resume, see Short Vita.

Teaching Interests: Principles of Economics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, International Trade, Development, and Development Problems of Small Islands.


Research Interests:
Small-island development problems, particularly in the Caribbean; economic advantages of political dependence; impact and measurement of tourism development in islands; insular socio-economic correlates of race and ethnicity; Caribbean crime patterns and their impact on tourism, the determinants of the small island tourist economy (SITEs).

Recent Publications:
"Islands Prefer Dependence," Christian Science Monitor (Sept. 24, 1997): 20.

"Tourism Penetration Index in Small Caribbean Islands," (with K. de Albuquerque) Annals of Tourism Research 25 (1, 1998): 145-168. Text. Tables.

"A Tourism Penetration Index for Small Island Destinations," (with Patricia Olazarri) Bank of
        Valletta Review 16 (Autumn, 1997):  1-10.

"The Caribbean Destination Life Cycle." Pp. 1-12 in Proceedings 22nd Third World Conference on 'Reconceiving the Meaning of Emerging Global Changes into the 21st Century.' Chicago, IL: Third World Conference Foundation, March 1998.

"The Correlates of Race, Ethnicity and National Origin in the United States Virgin Islands," (with K. de Albuquerque) Social and Economic Studies 48(3) (1999 forthcoming). Abstract.

"Tourism and Crime in the Caribbean," (with K. de Albuquerque) Annals of Tourism Research
        26(4, 1999): 968-984.Abstract. Text.Tables.

"Characteristics of Male and Female Headed Households in Two Caribbean Islands: Dominica and St. Lucia," (with K. de Albuquerque) Journal of Comparative Family Studies (submitted 6/99). Abstract.

"Tourist Harassment: Barbados Survey Results," (with K. de Albuquerque) Annals of Tourism Research 28(2) (2001): 477-492. Text, Tables, Abstract

"The Origin and Socio-Economic Characteristics of the Foreign Born Population iin Three Caribbean Societies: Dominica, St. Lucia and St. Vincent," (with K. de Albuquerque) Social and Economic Studies (submitted 8/99). Abstract

"The Propensity for Political Dependence in Island Microstates," (with Megan Mahoney) Insula 4(September 1999) . Abstract. Text. Tables.

"Race, Ethnicity and Social Stratification in Three Majority African-Caribbean Societies," (with K. de Albuquerque) Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies 24(4) (December 1999): 1-29. Abstract. Text. Tables.

"The Caribbean as a Node in the Global Drug Trade," (with K. de Albuquerque) in D. Conway and N. Heynden (eds), Globalization and Neoliberalism in Africa and Latin America (2000 forthcoming). Abstract.

"A Longitudinal Study of Serious Crime in the Caribbean," (w. K. de Albuquerque) Caribbean Journal of Criminology and Social Psychology 4(1/2) (January/July 1999): 32-70. Abstract. Text.

"Problems for Managing Sustainable Tourism in Small Islands," (w. K. de Albuquerque) in Y. Apostolopoulos and D.J. Gayle (eds), Tourism, Sustainable Development, and Natural Resource Managment in Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Pacific Islands (Greenwood Press: forthcoming 2000).

"Problems of Environmental and Social Sustainability for Small Island Development: Managing Tourism in Small Islands." Proceediings International Conference on Sustainable Development for Island Societies, National Central University, Chungli, Taiwan (April 20-22, 2000): 45-47.

"Island Tourism: A Development Strategy for Biodiversity: The Cases of Bermuda and Antigua." Proceedings (online) Port-Cros Symposium Planning Conference, Paris (May 2000) <>.

"Measuring Tourism Penetration in Small Islands," (w. K. de Albuquerque) Pacific Tourism Review 3(2) (March 2000). Abstract. Text. Tables.

"The Caribbean Narco-economy," Christian Science Monitor (6 Jan. 2000): 9. Text.

"African Island Development Experiences: A Cluster of Models," (w. Leslie Morris). Bank of Valletta Review 29 (4) (Spring 2003) Abstract. Text. Tables. Appendix. Link to article.

"The Impact of Tourism in Small Islands: A Global Comparison." Pp. 151-167 in F. DiCastri and V. Balagi (eds.), Tourism, Biodiversity and Information. Leiden, Neth: Backhuys, 2002. Abstract. Text.

"Tourism Development in Small Islands Across the World." Proceedings International Conference "Islands of the World VII: New Horizons in Island Studies. Institute of Island Studies, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI Canada (June 26-30, 2002). <> Abstract. Text. Table1. Table2.

"Lessons from the Caribbean." Pp. 16-18 in Proceedings: Policy Directions for Coastal Tourism, Suzanne Dobson (ed). Vancouver, CA: Simon Fraser University, Center for Coastal Studies, 2003.Abstract. Text. Link to article

"Tourism Development in Small Islands Across the World." Geografiska Annaler 85 B (4): 231-242.Abstract Text Table 1 Table 2. Also published by the Center for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, London, UK, as the 'December 2003 Article of the Month' on the Participatory Planning in the Caribbean website: <>.

"Tourist Harassment: Review and Survey Results." Pp. 177-196 in Understanding Crime in Jamaica: New Challenges for Public Policy, A. Harriott (ed). Kingston, JA: University of West Indies Press, 2003. Text. Table.

"Global Perspectives of Caribbean Tourism." Pp. 39-56 in Tourism in the Caribbean: Trends, Development, Prospects, D. T. Duval (ed). London: Routledge, 2004. Text. Table1. Table2.

"Small Island Tourist Economies Across the Lifecycle." Paper presented to the International Conference, "Beyond MIRAB: The Political Economy of Small Islands in the 21st Century," School of Economics and Finance, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, 23-25 February 2004. Text. Also at: <>

"The Economic Impact of Century Center Tourism. Consultant's Report, (December 2003). Text. Article.

"Managing Sustainable Tourism in the Small Island Caribbean." Pp. 650-663 in D. A. Pantin (ed.), The Caribbean Economy: A Reader. Kingston, JA: Ian Randle, 2005. Text.

"The Growth of the Caribbean Narcoeconomy: Implications for Tourism." In A. Pizam and Y. Mansfield (eds), Tourism & Security: A Case Approach. London: Butterworth Heinemann (2005 forthcoming). Text.

"The Tourism Penetration Index in Large Islands: The Case of the Dominican Republic." (with Art Padilla) Journal of Sustainable Tourism (2005 forthcoming). Text.

"Crime in the Caribbean: Provisional Evidence." (with Andrea Roccanti) Insula vol. 14 (2) (December 2005): 32-37. Text.

"Further Examples of Successful Land Purchases for Conseervation," (with others). Wise Coastal Practices for Sustainable Human Development Forum (April 2001) (online). <>.

"Cuba and Caribbean Tourism: Before After Castro," (w. Art Padilla). Annals of Tourism Research 34 (3) (2007): 649-672. Paper.

"Cuba y el tourismo en el Caribe despues de Castro," (c. Art Padilla). Annals of Tourism Research en Espanol 9 (2) (2007): 305-332.

"The Propensity for Dependence in Small Caribbean and Pacific Islands," (with Kate Sandborn '04). Bank of Valletta Review (June 2005). Text. Table 1. Table 2.

"Small Island Tourism Economies across the Lifecycle." Asia Pacific Viewpoint 47 (1) (April, 2006): 61-77. Text.

"The Three Cs of Caribbean Tourism: Contexts, Characteristics and Consequences," (with Art Padilla). Paper presented to the Thirtieth Caribbean Studies Association Meetings in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (May 30 - June 4, 2005). Text.

"Sustainability Issues," (with Bruce Potter). In G. Baldacchino (ed), Extreme Tourism: Lessons from the Cold Water Islands, pp. 31-40. London: Elsevier Science (2006). Text.

"Sustainability Issues in Cold Water Islands," (with Bruce Potter). Insula (October 2006 in press). Text.

"The Advantages of Political Affiliation: Dependent and Independent Small Island Profiles," (with Kara B. Pearce). The Round Table Vol. 95, No. 386 (September 2006 in press). Text.

"Why Diversity: The Academic Literature." In P. White (ed.), Leaders of a New Indiana Project, pp. 40-60. Notre Dame, IN: Saint Mary's College.

"Tourist Harassment: Review of the Literature and Destination Responses," (w. P. Tarlow and K. Carlisle), International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research 1 (4) (October 2007): 305-314. Article.

"What does sustainable tourism mean for islands?" The Island Advantage. id21 Insights 70 (Novembeer 2007): 3. Insitute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK.

"MIRAB versus SITE and PROFIT: Socioeconomic and Demographic Contours." Ashley Oberst and Jerome L. McElroy. Island Studies Journal 2(2) (November 2007): 163-176.

Katherine McSorley and Jerome L. McElroy, "Small Island Economic Strategies: Aid Remittances versus Tourism Dependence."eReview of Tourism Research 9(6) (December 2007): 1-9.

"Tourist Harassment and Responses," (w. P. Tarlow & K. Carlisle '09). In Tourism Management: Analysis, Behavior and Strategy, A. Woodside & D. Martiin (eds.), pp. 94-106. London: CAB International, December 2007.

Featured poet in June '07 issue of Journal of Truth and Consequence. See 3 poems.

"The advantages of political affiliation: dependent and independent small-island profiles" (w. Kara Pearce). In The Case for Sovereighty: Lessons from Sub-national Island Jurisdictions, G. Baldacchino and D. Milne (eds), pp. 41-51. London: Routledge, 2008. Text.

"St. Kitts at a Crossroads," (w. Rachel Dodds). ARA Journal of Tourism Research 1 (2) (2008): 1-10. Text.

"The Political Economyof China's Incursion into the Caribbean and Pacific," (w. Wenwen Bai). Island Studies Journal 3(2) (November 2008): 225-246. Text.

"The Advantages of Diversification: Profit/Site versus MIRAB Small-Island Profiles," (w. Marie Ellen Ehounou). Pp. 167-176 in Small Economies and Global Economics, J.R. Pilarisetti, R. Lawrey, J.T.S. Yean, S.A. Siddiqui and A. Ahmad (eds.). New York: Nova Science. Text.

"Secret Seams," a 26-poem chapbook. Georgetown, KY: Finishing Line Press, May 2007. Text.

"Sacred Traces," a 26-poem chapbook. Georgetown, KY: Finishing Line Press, October 2008. Text.

"Sparks of Eden," a 23-poem chapbook. Georgetown, KY: Finishing Line Press, October 2009. Text.

"The Supply Determinants of Small Island Tourist Economies," (w. Courtney Parry). The ARA (Caribbean) Journal of Tourism Research 2 (1) (2009): 13-22. Text.

The Economic Impact of Century Center Tourism in St. Joseph County: Update and 2009 Projections. South Bend, IN: Century Center, Consultant's Report.

"SITEs revisited: Socioeconomic and demographic contours of small island tourist economies" (w. Perri Hamma '010). Asia Pacific Viewpoint 51 (1) (April 2010): 36-46. Text.

"The Three C's of Caribbean Tourism: Contexts, Characteristics, and Consequences" (w. Art Padilla). ARA (Caribbean) Journal of Tourism Research 2(2) (2010): 1-11. Text.

"The Characteristics of Small Island Tourist Economies" (w. Courtney Parry). Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research 10(4) (October 2010): 315-328. Text.

"Island Demography: A Review of Selected Caribbean Contributions." Island Studies Journal 6(2) (November 2011): 245-260. Text.

Data Appendix to the Long-Term Propensity for Political Affiliation in Island Microstates (w. C.E. Parry). Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CA. Available at: Tables.

"The Long-Term Propensity for Political Affiliation in Island Microstates," (w. C.E. Parry). Commonwealth & Comparative Politics 50(4) (November 2012): 403-421. Text

"Small Island Economies: Caribbean versus Pacific," (with Kimberly J. Medek '12). Bank of Valletta Review No. 46 (Autumn 2012): 17-32. Text.

"The Determinants of Migration in Small Islands," (with Jingjing Guan '11). SHIMA: The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures 7 (1) (2012): 80-95. Text.

"Flashes of Paradise," a 26-poem chapbook published by Finishing Line Press, Georgetown, KY 2012. Text.

"We are UVI." Invited essay to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the University of the Virgin Islands. Available at:!

The 2012 Economic Impact of the Morris Performing Arts Center, (w. Holly D.M. Lucas). Notre Dame, IN: St. Mary's College, Dept. of Business Administration and Economics, Consultant's Report (June). Text.



My poetry has appeared in the following literary magazines:  The Villager (3/90), The Connecticut River Review (6/90), ThePortland Review (12/91), Poetpourri (12/93), Manna (10/93), Poet Magazine (3/92, 6/92, 11/94, 10/95), Flying Island (12/95, 7/98), Tucumcari (12/96), Touchstone (12/96), Sunstone (7/99, 9/99), Ligourian (10/98), Pegasus (1998), Jouvert (May/June 1999), Midwest Poetry Review (4/00), Aurorean (4/02), Mid-America Poetry Review (3/01), South Carolina Review (4/02), Avocet (3/02), Review for Religious (3/03),JAMA (6/06), ByLine (4/05), National Catholic Reporter(Oct/06), English Journal (3/07), Penwood Review (2/08, 2/09), Poetespresso (6/2010), Timber Creek
Spring 2011), The Chaffin Journal (12/2010), Iconoclast (3/2011), Poem (Spring 2012), Plainsongs (5/2012), Third Wednesday (6/2012), The Poet's Pen (12/2012), Potomac Review (1/2013), Aurorean (3/2013), Epiphany (11/2013) and others.

If you wish to browse, here are some examples:All's Well, Amber Agate, Ancient Ritual, Bar Mitzvah, Bearded Crow, Beginnings, Blue Saloon, Breath of Dawn, Broken Seasons, Butterfly Burst, Cacophony, Christopher, Cinematic Son, Digital Divide, Dismas, Midlife, Backyard Oriole, Bridal Wreath, Deep Reflections, Disequilibrium,El Nino, Encore, Equilibrium, Exodus, Fall Fell Fast, First Snowfall, Fireflies,Grounded, High Tide, Habit of Hope, Juvenile Justice, Kaldo, Klaus, Lake Sunrise, The Leap, My Father's Signature, Leaf Down Day/Summer Song, Madonna, Maria,Night Life,, Morning Gull, Mother, On the Mountain, Oregon, Osprey, The Preacher, Passionate Assymetry, Philodenron, Prodigal, Pool of Bethsaida, Prayer Poems,Ricochet,Salvation Highway, Santa Fe,Sacred Seams, Seed Time, Silken Whistle, Silver Salmon, Sixteen 1954, Springfind, Son of Bob, Spotlight, The Two Sons, Threshing 1947, The Strike,Tipping Point, Transfiguration, Sarcoma Season, Summer Survivor, Transitions, Montezuma.html, Tropical Wave, When Leaves Fly. Skywriter. Woman at the Well. Passionate Asymmetry. Last Word.Footwork. Ed Towle. Rapture Snapshot. Creative Writing, Dom Helder. Spring Again. Making Hay, Upstream. Hattie , Zacchaeus. Earthy Incense. Man Born Blind. Simeon Says. Samaritan Spring. Soir Terese of Jesus. Ricochet2. Annunciation. Incarnation. Epileptic. Feint. Haymaker. Golden Sentinel.Grand Traverse Bay. Wetlands Breakfast. Ghetto Apostle. Cana of Galilee. Cousins Meet. Lazarus. Matins. Nathaniel. Miryam. Awake. One on One Spring Clean Up. Salvific Distraction. Alina. Skin Diving. Syro-Phoenician Woman. Perils of Portage. Legacy of Lazarus. Passages. Sparks of Eden. First Remote. The Art Show. Econ Epiphany. Spring Delights. Autumn Ricochet. Revelation. Apparitions. First Tryst. I Wish. Last Word. Sandwich. Precocious Ballerina. Signal Sightings. Wait for that Day. Miriam. Mystic Alchemy. First Snowfall. First Tryst. The Widow. Breakfast Crasher. Deus ex Machina. Ruah. Bayside Promises. Poetic Moments. Deep Reflections. Joseph. Centurion. Visitation.Poetic Moments. Old Leaf Blower. Spring 2012. Lake Cora, MI. Steadfast. Autumn. Colony Bay, Barbados. Philodendron. The Adulteress. Last Snowfall. Broad Wing. Daybreak Workshop. Prospector.



Last Update February 11, 2013