Executive Director & Associate Professor,
UHERO & Department of Economics,
Applied Econometrics and Forecasting, Macroeconomics and Financial Markets, Hawaii Economy, Tourism Economics
Carl Bonham was a founding member of UHERO in 1999, and currently serves as the Executive Director of UHERO and Associate Professor of Economics. His research interests, include macroeconomics, applied dynamic econometrics, tourism economics, and the Hawai‘i economy.
Current research includes development of dynamic factor models using daily, weekly and monthly data on the Hawaii 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, ”Modeling Tourism: A fully identified VECM approach”, with Byron Gangnes and Ting Zhou in the International Journal of Forecasting. Dr. Bonham serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Travel Research, as a member of the State of Hawaii Council on Revenues, and on the University of Hawaii President’s Advisory Council on Hawai`i Innovation and Technology Advancement