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Byron Gangnes

UHERO Senior Research Fellow, Professor of Economics and Economics Department Chair.




540 Saunders Hall
2424 Maile Way
Honolulu, HI 96822
Hawaii Forecast Project Homepage

Telephone: 808.956.7285
Link to curriculum vitae



B.A. Economics, University of Puget Sound, 1982
Ph.D. Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1990


Affiliated researcher with Project LINK, the United Nations global economic modeling and forecasting program.

Research Interests

Regional economic analysis and forecasting, macroeconomic aspects of trade, U.S.-Asian economic relationships, international pricing behavior, international production networks.

Teaching Interests

Economic Forecasting, Macroeconomics, International Economics

Selected Publications

Electronics Production Upgrading: Is China Exceptional? (with Ari Van Assche), Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 17, No. 5, March 2010, pp. 477-482.

China and the Future of Asian Electronics Trade, (with Ari Van Assche), in Linda Yueh, ed., The Future of Asian Trade and Growth: Economic Development with the Emergence of China, Routledge, 2010.

Modeling Tourism: A Fully Identified VECM Approach (with Allison Zhou and Carl Bonham), International Journal of Forecasting, Vol. 25, 2009, pp. 531-549.

Is Foreign Direct Investment Good for Growth? Evidence from Sectoral Analysis of China and Vietnam (with Tam Bang Vu and Ilan Noy), Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, Vol. 13 No. 4, 2008, pp. 542-562.

Have U.S.-Japan Trade Agreements Made a Difference? (with Craig Parsons), Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, Vol. 12, No. 4, November 2007, pp. 548–566.

Global Production Networks in Electronics and Intra-Asian Trade (with Ari Van Assche), prepared for the SCAPE-EABER workshop, “Intra-Asian Trade and Factor Flows: Trends, Determination and Implications,” Singapore, October 8-9, 2007. Forthcoming in conference volume.

Fragmentation and East Asia’s Information Technology Trade (with Carl Bonham and Ari Van Assche), Applied Economics, Vol. 39, No. 2, February 2007, pp. 215 - 228.

Why Is China So Competitive? Measuring and Explaining Chinese Competitiveness (with F. Gerard Adams and Yochanan Shachmurove), The World Economy Vol. 29, No. 2, 2006, pp. 95-248.

Japan’s New Economy: Continuity and Change in the 21st Century (with Magnus Blomström and Sumner La Croix), edited volume, Oxford University Press, 2001.