Carl Bonham

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Hawaii Innovation Matters

By Carl Bonham Innovation is the key to economic growth and prosperity. In the US, …

Research Driven Energy Policy

By Carl Bonham, Makena Coffman, and Michael Roberts Hawaii is in the midst of transforming …

Forecasting in a Mixed Up World: Nowcasting Hawaii Tourism

We evaluate the short term forecasting performance of methods that systematically incorporate high frequency information …

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Dropping Oil Prices Boost Hawaii’s Economy

By Carl Bonham The drop in crude oil prices from $112/ barrel in June of …

The Growing Importance of Tourism in the Global Economy and International Affairs

For tourism-dependent countries and destinations, tourism’s share of GDP can exceed twice the world average. …

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Hawaii’s Minimum Wage, Poverty, and Job Creation

By Carl Bonham Ten different bills have been introduced at the legislature this session to raise …

A Policy Analysis of Hawaii’s Solar Tax Credit Incentive

This study uses Hawaii as an illustrative case study in state level tax credits for …

UHERO 101.9: Who’s hiring? Who knows!

By Carl Bonham and James Jones Beginning in July 2013, the Hawaii Department of Labor …

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The Unintended Consequences of Affordable Housing Policy

By Carl Bonham Honolulu City Council Resolution 13-168 would amend the percentages of affordable housing units that …