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Recovery: Challenges & Opportunities for Hawai‘i’s Economy


Zoom: Online


Friday, October 23, 2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm


Join Provost Michael Bruno for the fifth webinar in the UH Community Conversations series featuring:

Carl Bonham
Executive Director & Professor of Economics, UH Economic Research Organization (UHERO)

Provost Bruno and Dr. Bonham will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Hawai‘i’s economy, opportunities for economic recovery, and the critical role the University plays in the state’s response to the pandemic.

Space is limited. Meeting ID and password will be emailed upon registration. Questions for the speakers can be submitted on the registration page.

Questions? Please contact the UH Office of Alumni Relations at contact@uhalumni.org.

About the speakers

Michael S. Bruno is the Provost at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Prior to his appointment, he was UH Mānoa’s Vice Chancellor for Research. Before joining UH, Dr. Bruno was the Dean of the School of Engineering and Science, and Professor of Ocean Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey. He was also the Director of the Center for Maritime Security, a Department of Homeland Security National Center of Excellence. Dr. Bruno is a Visiting Professor in Mechanical Engineering at University College London.

His research and teaching interests include ocean observation systems, climate change, and community resilience. He is the author of more than 100 technical publications in various aspects of these fields, including the book, The Urban Ocean, published by Cambridge University Press in 2018.

Carl Bonham was a founding member of the UH Economic Research Organization (UHERO) in 1997 and currently serves as UHERO’s Executive Director and Professor of Economics. Carl’s research interests include macroeconomics, applied econometrics and forecasting, tourism economics, and the Hawaiʻi economy. His current research focuses on mixed frequency models for nowcasting inputs for UHERO’s quarterly Hawaiʻi Forecasting System. Recent publications include, “Forecasting in a Mixed Up World: Nowcasting Hawaiʻi Tourism”, with Ashley Hirashima, James Jones, and Peter Fuleky in the Annals of Tourism Research, and “A Policy Analysis of Hawaiʻi’s Solar Tax Credit” with Makena Coffman, Sherilyn Wee and Germaine Salim in Renewable Energy. Dr. Bonham is a member of the State of Hawaiʻi Council on Revenues, and the House Select Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness.

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