Hawaii’s Economy Meets COVID-19
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Hawaii’s Economy Meets COVID-19: Paul Brewbaker’s Outlook on the Design & Building Industry

When: Thursday, April 30, 2020
United States
Contact: AIA Honolulu

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Hawaii’s Economy Meets COVID-19
Economist Paul Brewbaker’s Outlook on the Design & Building Industry

We’re very pleased to announce that one of our state’s most insightful and engaging economists, Paul Brewbaker of TZ Economics, will be joining us via webinar on Thursday, April 30 to share his economic outlook in this ever-changing environment.

In his first COVID-19 presentation specific to the design and building industry, Paul will discuss the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic on Hawaii’s short- and long-term outlook. He’ll include data characterizing the local and global public health situation, conjecture some near-term consequences of public policy interventions, and importantly, share his views on urban and housing economic issues and his local projections.

Beyond his economic forecast, Paul will speak to the larger consequences of the pandemic on urban density, planning, residential and commercial design. “Similar things have always accompanied cathartic macroeconomic sudden stops,” he says. “The basic idea is that the economic outlook, short- and long-term, inevitably are influenced by dramatic biological, geopolitical, and geophysical events. This one will be no different.” 

Speaker Bio: Paul Brewbaker, Ph.D., CBE, is the principal of TZ Economics, a Hawaii consultancy doing corporate work, development impact analysis, and litigation support. His background is in research on the Hawaii economy and financial risk analytics from a 25-year affiliation with Bank of Hawaii, concluding as its Chief Economist. He is a graduate of Stanford University and received his Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii, both in economics. He also did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin, taught at its Madison and Milwaukee campuses, and lectures at the University of Hawaii. He is a member of the American Economic Association, American Finance Association, and the National Association for Business Economics from which he holds a Certified Business Economist designation. Brewbaker is a long-time director of the Hawaii Economic Association.

AIA/CES LU: This session is qualifed for 1.5 AIA/CES LU

Cost: $25 for members; $35 for non-members and registration is required.

Registration: Online registration and payment is required. A link and password will be emailed prior to the event. 

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