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Makena Coffman

Director of EGGS Project, UHERO Research Fellow and Associate Professor, Department of Urban Regional Planning

Department of Economics
University of Hawaii
2424 Maile Way, Rm 107D
Honolulu, HI 96822

Telephone: 808.956.2890
e-mail: makenaka@hawaii.edu
Link to curriculum vitae 



Ph.D. in Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa
B.A in International Relations, minor in Economics, Stanford University


Research Interests

Greenhouse gas reduction strategies; Sustainability Planning; Computable General Equilibrium Modeling


Selected Publications

Coffman, M., Griffin, J., and Bernstein, P. (2012). "An Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions-Weighted Clean Energy Standards," Energy Policy 45: 122-132.

Coffman, M. and Noy, I. (2012). "Hurricane Iniki: Measuring the Long-Term Economic Impacts of a Natural Disaster Using Synthetic Control," Environment and Development Economics, Cambridge University Press 17(2), 187-205. DOI:10.1017/S1355770X11000350.

Coffman, M. and Noy, I. (2010). "A Hurricane Hits Hawai‘i: A Tale of Vulnerability to Natural Disasters," CESifo Forum 11(2): 67-72.

Kauai Economic Development Board Agricultural Conference 2010. Luncheon Keynote Address. August 6, 2010.

Coffman, M. (2009). “University Leadership in Island Climate Mitigation,” International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 10(3): 239-249.

Coffman, M., Umemoto, K. (2009). “The Triple-Bottom-Line: Framing of Tradeoffs in Sustainability Planning Practice,” Environment, Development and Sustainability. DOI 10.1007/s10668-009-9213-4.

Coffman, M. (2009). “Hawai`i Bioenergy Master Plan: Economic Impacts,” written as part of the State of Hawai`i Bioenergy Master Plan, Hawai`i Natural Energy Institute, commissioned by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.

Coffman, M. (2009). “Climate Change Mitigation and the Environmental Review System: an appropriate mechanism for greenhouse gas emissions reporting?” A White Paper for the Hawai`i EIS Study.

Coffman, M. (2008). “Concepts in Greenhouse Gas Regulation: A Primer on Meeting ACT 234,” A Publication of the University of Hawai`i Economic Research Organization (UHERO), September 29.

Coffman, M. (2008). “An Overview of U.S. Regional and National Climate Change Mitigation Strategies: Lessons for Hawai`i,” A Publication of the University of Hawai`i Economic Research Organization (UHERO), August 25.

Coffman, M. (2008). “Oil Price Shocks and Hawai`i’s Economy: An Analysis of the Oil-Price Macroeconomy Relationship,” Annals of Regional Science. DOI 10.1007/s00168-008-0271-6.

Coffman, M., Surles, T., and Konan, D. (2007). “Analysis of the Impact of Petroleum Prices on the State of Hawai`i’s Economy,” prepared for the State of Hawai`i Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.