Research Papers

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

This paper examines the economic implications of the Jones Act, which is a 1920 U.S. …

Cabotage Sabotage? The Curious Case of the Jones Act

This paper examines the economic implications of the Jones Act, which is a 1920 U.S. …

Sources and Types of Big Data for Macroeconomic Forecasting

This chapter considers the types of Big Data that have proven useful for macroeconomic forecasting. …

Combinatorial Optimization for Urban Planning: Strategic Demolition of Abandoned Houses in Baltimore, MD

In 2017, Baltimore City was awarded $75 million dollars earmarked for the targeted demolition of …

Dynamic Factor Models

Dynamic factor models are parsimonious representations of relationships among time series variables. With the surge …

The Impact of Public Health Insurance on Medical Utilization in a Vulnerable Population: Evidence from COFA Migrants

In March of 2015, the State of Hawaii stopped covering the vast majority of migrants …

The Role of Electricity prices in Structural Transformation: Evidence from the Philippines

The Philippines provides an extreme example of Rodrik’s observation that late developing countries experience deindustrialization …

Revenue Decoupling for Electric Utilities: Impacts on Prices and Welfare

Under traditional (cost-of-service) electric utility regulation, regulated utilities may not recover their fixed costs when …