The UH-Mānoa Economics Department excels in numerous fields including Environmental, Resources, Labor, Health, Development, Economic History, Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Theory, and International Economics. Our faculty publish in and edit leading journals. They also offer their expertise as consultants to governments around the world as well as to the private sector and international organizations such as the United Nations and the World Bank. Much of the research that we conduct has been internationally recognized and is frequently cited in the media.
Upon graduation, our students have many attractive options. Some work in the private sector in areas such as insurance or finance. Others pursue civil service and work for the state or the federal government. In addition, other students have gone on to do postgraduate work in professional schools such as medicine, law, public policy, or business, while others have taken a more academic route to obtain the PhD in Economics or allied fields. Some students have matriculated in PhD programs at Cal Tech, UC-Berkeley and Oregon.
For specific details about the Economics Department at University of Hawaii at Mānoa, including links to current course offerings and degree requirements, please visit the Economics Department website.
If you would like to get more information before applying, or if you have any questions about the program, please contact an advisor. If you will be an incoming Freshman, please contact a Leeward advisor, and if you will be coming in as a transfer student, please contact the University of Hawaii at Mānoa advisor.
Future plans: Career with a non-profit organization
“Although I was a distance learner, I was still able to connect with my economics academic advisor at UH Mānoa. She offered counseling appointments for me on the phone, and connected me with other campus resources. She continuously supported me, rooted for me and became familiar with my needs, even though we met only once in person during my entire enrollment at Mānoa. She made me feel vested in the campus and community.”