Sherilyn Hayashida

UHERO Research Fellow and Assistant Specialist at UHM Public Policy Center


University of Hawaii at Manoa
Ph.D. Economics, 2016
B.A. Economics and Chinese, 2011

Research Interests

Sherilyn Hayashida is an Assistant Specialist at the Public Policy Center in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She earned her PhD in Economics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2016. Prior to joining the Public Policy Center in 2018, Sherilyn served as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO) and as a Research Analyst at the State of Hawaii Division of Consumer Advocacy. Her primary research interests include economic and policy issues related to the electricity and transportation sectors. Her research has covered topics in assessing solar photovoltaic policy and market impacts, the efficacy of policy on electric vehicle adoption, demographic factors in renewable energy and electric vehicle adoption, and pricing mechanisms to integrate higher levels of renewable energy. She has authored articles in Energy Policy, Renewable Energy, Research Policy, Transport Policy, and Transport Reviews.

Economic Impact of the Natural Energy Laboratory Hawaii Authority Tenant on the State of Hawaii in 2018

NELHA contracted the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO) to estimate its economic impact on the State of Hawaii. To estimate expenditures made by …

Integrating Renewable Energy with Time Varying Pricing

With increasing adoption of intermittent sources of renewable energy, effective integration is paramount to fully realizing societal benefits. This study asks the question, how valuable …

Integrating Renewable Energy: A Commercial Sector Perspective on Price-Responsive Load-Shifting

Price-based demand response is an important component to achieving Hawaii’s 100% Renewable Portfolio Standard. This report provides a review of the impacts of time varying …