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Economics

The mission of the Department of Economics (ECON) is to discover, refine and disseminate economic knowledge, with an emphasis on policy issues involving Hawaiʻi and the Asia-Pacific region. Faculty members are sought out to perform economic research, foster sound reasoning and decision-making through teaching, prepare students for careers, and provide service to the university, state, nation and the world.

Major Academic Areas

  • Climate Change
  • Ocean Resources
  • Energy
  • Property Rights
  • Aging and Wealth Transfers
  • Experimental Economics
  • Foreign Investment
  • Econometric Analysis
  • Labor Markets
  • Health Economics
  • Law and Economics
  • China and Japan Economies
  • Monetary Economics
  • Microeconomic Theory

Specialties

  • Resource and Environmental Economics addresses sustainability, climate change, ocean resources, and energy policies.
  • International Economics studies foreign investment, international monetary systems, trade policy, and immigration.
  • Human Resources analyses demographic issues, labor markets, and health economics.
  • Public Economics and Economic History studies how public policies and institutions affect behavior and welfare in historical and contemporary contexts.
  • Development Economics considers institutions, efficiency, and growth in developing countries.
  • Experimental Economics and Game Theory deal with models of strategic interactions and testing their predictions in the laboratory.

Department of Economics

Department of Economics

Office: Saunders Hall 542
Email: econ@hawaii.edu
Telephone: (808) 956-8496
Website: economics.hawaii.edu