The mission of the Department of Economics is to discover, refine, and disseminate economic knowledge, with emphasis on policy issues involving Hawai‘i and the Asia-Pacific region. Faculty members perform economic research, foster sound reasoning and decision-making through teaching, prepare students for careers, and provide service to the University of Hawai‘i and broader Hawai‘i, United States, and international communities.
Office: Saunders Hall 542
Tel: (808) 956-8496
Fax: (808) 956-4347
The Department of Economics offers an undergraduate curriculum featuring student mentoring, free introductory course tutoring, a student-run club, internships, co-op work arrangements, study abroad programs, an Honors program, and research opportunities with faculty.
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
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 the models of strategic interactions and testing their predictions in the laboratory.
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Minor in Economics, Master of Arts (MA), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)