UHERO Executive Director and Professor of Economics
University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D., Economics
Tulane University, BA, Economics
Applied Econometrics and Forecasting, Macroeconimcs and Financial Markets,
Hawaii's Economy, Tourism Economics
Carl Bonham was a founding member of UHERO in 1997, and currently serves as UHERO's Executive Director and Professor of Economics. Carl's research interests, include macroeconomics, applied econometrics and forecasting, tourism economics, and the Hawai`i economy. His current research includes development of dynamic factor models using daily, weekly and monthly data on Hawaii's visitor industry to produce high frequency forecasts of visitor arrivals and spending. Other work in progress includes a study of the effects of airfare on visitor travel decisions, and the impact of important agricultural land designations on Kauai. Recent publications include, "Chinese Saving Dynamics: The Impact of GDP Growth and the Dependent Share" with Calla Wiemer in Oxford Economic Papers, and "The Rationality and Heterogeneity of Survey Forecasts of the Yen-Dollar Exchange Rate: A Reexamination," with Richard Cohen and Shigeyuki Abe forthcoming in the Handbook of Financial Econometric and Statistics. Dr. Bonham is a member of the State of Hawaii Council on Revenues, and on the University of Hawai'i President’s Advisory Council on Hawai`i Innovation and Technology Advancement.