Research Papers

Sea Level Rise and Home Prices: Evidence from Long Island

Global sea level rise is a known consequence of climate change. As predictions of sea …

The Impact of Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries on Crime: Evidence from a Lottery Experiment

Many North American jurisdictions have legalized the operation of recreational marijuana dispensaries. A common concern …

Pedestrian Deaths and Large Vehicles

Traffic fatalities in the US have been rising among pedestrians even as they fall among …

Nowcasting the Trajectory of the COVID-19 Recovery

I develop a weekly coincident index of economic activity in the State of Hawaii. The …

Water demand box plots

Estimating water demand using price differences of wastewater services

Many homes in Hawai‘i use cesspools and other on-site disposal systems (OSDS) instead of the …

Oahu map climate change

How Will Climate Change Affect Water Demand? Evidence from Hawai‘i Microclimates

The effect that climate change will have on water resource sustainability is gaining international interest, …

Do natural disasters make sustainable growth impossible?

We consider the prospects for sustainable growth using expected utility models of optimal investment under …

Wellbeing and Housing Report Supplement

The goal of this report is to summarize how neighborhood housing price appreciation can impact …

Drivers of well-being in Hawaii: Quantifying individual and community impacts

In Gallup’s annual well-being index, Hawaii occupied the #1 spot among US states for six …