Michael Roberts

UHERO Research Fellow and Professor of Economics


Ph.D. Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley, December 2000

M.A. Statistics, University of California at Berkeley, December 2000

M.S. Applied Economics, Montana State University, August 1994.

B.A. Quantitative Economics and Decision Sciences, University of California at San Diego, June 1992.

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Herd Immunity or Containment through Test and Trace?

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), a viral disease caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, has arrived and is spreading in Hawai’i.  In an attempt to “flatten the …

Four Alternative Models for Regulating an Investor Owned Utility of the Future

How do you coerce a monopoly to act as if it were operating in a ruthlessly competitive industry? This is the billion-dollar question of Public …