Byron Gangnes

UHERO Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Economics


Ph.D., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1990

B.A., Economics, Summa Cum Laude, University of Puget Sound, 1982

Research Interests

Prof. Gangnes teaches and conducts research in international macroeconomics, with a particular emphasis on the economic relationship between the U.S. and Asian economies.  He also conducts research on the Hawai’i economy.

His primary research interests include modeling alternative U.S. and Japanese macroeconomic policies, the evolution of global value chains and international trade, and econometric analysis of international trade flows. 

Prof. Gangnes is Senior Research Fellow with the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO).  He is also an affiliated researcher with Project LINK, the United Nations global economic modeling and forecasting program.

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COVID-19: Developing Economic Recovery Scenarios for Hawaii

By Carl Bonham, Peter Fuleky, and Byron Gangnes A significant part of Hawaii’s economy has effectively been shut down to slow the spread of the …

UH News: UHERO fills critical need, especially during crisis

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Tap Fed Lending Facilities to Support Local Economy

By Carl Bonham, Byron Gangnes, Sumner LaCroix, and James Mak The State and counties are facing unprecedented budget shortfalls in this fiscal year and the …