Program

Saturday, October 27

1:00-4:30 Board of Directors Meeting | Honolulu Suite #1
2:00-5:00 Registration & Lei Greeting | Palace Lounge
4:30-5:00 Guest & Family Meet and Greet | Palace Lounge
5:00-7:00 Welcome Reception | Village Green

Sunday, October 28

8:00-9:30 Breakfast | Tapa Ballroom 3
Welcome…
Iolani Suites 1-2 Iolani Suites 3-4 Iolani Suites 5-6
9:30-10:45 AUBER: A Self-Portrait (The AUBER Membership Survey)
Chair Paul Polzin, University of Montana

Speakers:

  • Paul Polzin, University of Montana Presentation
  • Eric Thompson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Investing in Education
Inna Cintina, UHERO, Chair

Speakers:

  • Inna Cintina- College Performance and Labor Market Outcomes of Native Hawaiians Paper
  • Hamilton Galloway- University Economic Impacts: Measuring What Is Valuable Presentation
  • Ben Passty- State Level Policies for Identification
Labor, Manufacturing and Housing
James A. Kurre, Penn State University- Erie, Chair

Speakers:

  • Ryan R. Brady- The Estimation of Spatial Impulse Response Functions Across US States Presentation
  • Jared McEntaffer et al.- To Switch or Not to Switch? A Study on the Factors That Influence Industry Switching During and After the Great Recession
  • Justin A. Brunot and James A. Kurre- Manufacturing Productivity: How Much Does It Vary Across Metro Areas and Why? Presentation Paper
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:15 The Fed/AUBER Connection
Mike Chriszt, Federal Reserve Bank–Atlanta, Chair

Speakers:

  • Mike Chriszt, Federal Reserve Bank–Atlanta Presentation
  • Bill Fox, University of Tennessee–Knoxville
  • Sam Addy, University of Alabama
Environmental and Natural Resource Policy
Kim Burnett, UHERO, Chair

Speakers:

  • Kim Burnett- Operationalizing Hawaii’s Important Agricultural Land Policy: A Case Study from Kauai
  • Jennifer Shand- Defining and Measuring the Economic Development Impacts of a “Green Approach” to Mitigation of Combined Sewer Overflows Presentation
Economic Research on the Pacific Rim
Patrick Barkey, University of Montana, Chair

Speakers:

  • Ian Eddie, Southern Cross University- Regional Economic Development: A Case Study of the Australian Gold Coast Surf Industry Presentation
  • Neil Sipe, Griffith University- The Economic Impact of Passenger Ferries in Brisbane, Australia and New York City
12:15-1:45 Lunch | Tapa Ballroom 3
Keynote Address- “Clean Energy in Hawaii: Leading the Way”
Brian Schatz, Hawaii State Lieutenant Governor (view bio) Presentation
Sponsored by Hawaiian Electric Company
Iolani Suites 1-2 Iolani Suites 3-4 Iolani Suites 5-6
1:45-3:00 Understanding the University’s Role in Economic Development
Hamilton Galloway, EMSI, Chair

Speakers:

  • Hamilton Galloway, EMSI
  • Kjell Christophersen, EMSI
  • John Williams, Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration
Methods in Modeling Regional Economies
Peter Fuleky, UHERO, Chair

Sponsored by Matson, Inc.
 
Speakers:

  • Stephen Brown- A New Approach for Developing Regional Indexes of Leading Economic Indicators: with Application to Southern Nevada Presentation
  • Peter Fuleky- Estimating Demand Elasticities in Non-Stationary Panels: The Case of Hawaii’s Tourism Industry
  • George Hammond- An ARCH Approach to U.S. State Employment Volatility Presentation
Unique Research Projects
Bruce Kellison, University of Texas, Chair

Speakers:

  • Sam Addy- The Economics of Alabama’s Immigration Law Presentation
  • Douglas Lonnstrom- Leisure Time: Shrinking, More Sedentary and Full of Regrets Presentation
  • Bruce Kellison- The Economics of Adult Entertainment in TexasPresentation
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:30 Bureau Outreach: Organizing An Outlook Series
Jim Kleckley, East Carolina University, Chair

Speakers:

  • Jerry Conover, Indiana University
  • Lorena Akioka, University of Georgia
  • Jeremy Hill, Wichita State University
Innovating Economic Impact: Beyond Input-Output Modeling
Jennifer Shand, Virginia Tech Office of Economic Development, Chair

Speakers:

  • Jennifer Shand- Defining and Modeling Community ImpactsPresentation
  • Kent Sowards- Measuring the Effects of Arts and Cultural Activities within the Context of Economic Impact AnalysisPresentation
  • Eugene Tian- The Direct and Indirect Contributions of Tourism to Regional GDP: Hawaii
Demographics
Alberta Charney, University of Arizona, Chair

Speakers:

  • Alberta Charney, University of Arizona Presentation
  • Warren Brown, Cornell University
  • Andrew Mason, University of Hawai?i Presentation
6:00 Dinner | Tapa Ballroom #3

Monday, October 29

8:00-9:30 Breakfast | Tapa Ballroom 3
Keith Schwer Keynote Address- "In Search of System Understanding and Control – the Case of US and China"
Gene Huang, Chief Economist and Vice President, FedEx (view bio)
Sponsored by National Association of Business Economics (NABE)
Iolani Suites 1-2 Iolani Suites 3-4 Iolani Suites 5-6
9:30-10:45 Western States Outlook
Stephen Brown, UNLV, Chair

Speakers:

  • Stephen Brown- Nevada Presentation
  • Esmael Adibi- California
  • Paul Brewbaker- Hawai?i Paper
Economic Impacts of Clean Technologies and Innovations
Jenny Hsing-I Liu, Portland State Univ., Chair

Speakers:

  • Jenny Hsing-I Liu- An Examination of the EV Industry that Drives Oregon Presentation
  • Doug Woodward- The Economic Impact of Clean Energy vs. Nuclear Power in South Carolina
  • Hanna Hartman- “Green” Jobs for Displaced Workers Presentation
  • Hart Hodges- Making Sense of Different Theories about Job Growth
Economics of Local Food?
PingSun Leung, UHERO, Chair

Sponsored by Ulupono Initiative
 
Speakers:

  • Shawn Arita- Comparison of Cost Structure and Economic Performance of Hawai?i and Mainland Farms Presentation
  • Dilini Hemachandra- Can Hawai?i Farms Producing Food for Local Consumption Survive Globalization? Presentation Paper
  • John Kros and Jason Rowe- A Value-Added Business Analysis for North Carolina’s Commercial Fishing Industry Presentation
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:15 Data Driven Website Case Studies?
Ben Trevino, UHERO, Chair Presentation

Speakers:

  • Ben Trevino, UHERO Presentation
  • Maile Nadelhoffer, Univ. of Arizona Presentation
  • Howard Dicus, Hawaii News Now
State & Local Tax Policy: taxing e-commerce?
Jim Mak, UHERO, Chair

Speakers:

  • Jim Mak- Taxing Hotel Room Sales by Online Travel Companies: What Should Be the Appropriate Tax Base? Presentation
  • Bill Fox- Sales Taxes and Electronic Commerce: Are There Employment Impacts
  • Dagney Faulk and Michael Hicks- An Empirical Test of State Tax Incentives: Evidence from Indiana Presentation Paper
Energy Policy and Economic Development?
Makena Coffman, UHERO, Chair

Sponsored by Hawaiʻi Energy Policy Forum
 
Speakers:

  • Makena Coffman- An Integrated Top-Down and Bottom-Up Analysis of Wind Energy Presentation
  • Djeto Assane- Modeling Energy Consumption in Hawai?i Presentation
  • Iman Nasseri- A Comparative Analysis of Energy System Structures: Hawai?i vs. U.S. Presentation
12:15-1:45 Lunch | Tapa Ballroom 3
Keynote Address- “Headwinds, Possible Hurricanes, and Hope: Economic Prospects for 2013″
Christina Romer, Former Chair, White House Council of Economic Advisers (view bio)
Sponsored by the University of Hawai’i at Manoa
2:15-5:30 Half-Island Sight Seeing Tour

  • 2:15 – Bus departs from Hilton Hawaiian Village Tapa Tower Bus Depot
    (mountain side of Tapa Tower on Kalia Road, at bottom of stairs between ballroom and session rooms)
  • Diamond Head Lookout
  • Hanauma Bay
  • Pali Look Out
  • 5:30 – Bus Arrives at the Waikiki Aquarium
6:00 Sunset
6:30 Dinner at the Waikiki Aquarium
7:45-8:30 Hula Performance

Tuesday, October 30


7:30-9:00 Breakfast, Awards Presentation & Business Meeting | Tapa Ballroom 3
Iolani Suites 1-2 Iolani Suites 3-4 Iolani Suites 5-6
9:00-9:15 Break
9:15-10:30 Web Design: Shaping Your Center’s Window to the World
Lorena Akioka, University of Georgia, Chair

Speakers:

  • Mark Guillermo and Ka’a Kihe, Wall to Wall Studios–Honolulu
Regional Impact Studies
Semoon Chang, South Alabama Univ., Chair

Speakers:

  • Semoon Chang- Daily Expenditures Per Visitor: Do we Really Know Presentation
  • Thomas Potiowsky- The Economic Impact of the Film and Television Industry in Oregon and the Portland Metropolitan Region Presentation
  • Jeffrey Michael- Economic Sustainability Plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Planning for 2013
Chair: Jim Kleckley, AUBER President-Elect & 2012 Conference Program Chair

2013 Conference Host, Bill Shobe, University of Virginia

2013 Program Chair, Eric Thompson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Research Funding: The Money Hunt
Deborah Hamilton, University of Alabama, Chair

Speakers:

  • Susan Floyd, University of Florida Presentation
  • Jim Kleckley, East Carolina University
EB-5
Hart Hodges, Western Washington University, Chair

Sponsored by IIUSA
 
Speakers:

  • Hart Hodges, Western Washington University
  • Scott Lindall, IMPLAN
  • David Andersson, IIUSA
Everything You Need to Know About EViews
Marshall Vest, University of Arizona, Chair
Speakers:

  • Duncan Meldrum, Former Managing Director, Center for Forecasting and Modeling and EViews, IHS Global Insight Presentation
12:00 Conference Adjournment