Timothy Halliday

Professor of Economics

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, Hawaii

halliday [at] hawaii [dot] edu


Tim Halliday is an empirical microeconomist who works at the intersection of health and labor economics. Professor Halliday served as the Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa from 2016 to 2020. He is also a research fellow at UHERO in Honolulu and the IZA in Bonn. His research primarily focuses on transmissions of economic status across generations, the socioeconomic determinants of health capital, the effects of health insurance on medical consumption for poorer populations, and the health impacts of air pollution. His work has been published in the Economic Journal, the European Economic Review, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Applied Econometrics and has been featured in numerous media outlets including Politico and USA Today. He has also contributed as an opinion writer to the Wall Street Journal. He earned his PhD in economics from Princeton.

Selected Publications

Intergenerational Mobility in Self-Reported Health Status in the US

  • Journal of Public Economics, 2021

  • Co-authors: Bhash Mazumder and Ashley Wong

The Mortality Effects of Reduced Medicaid Coverage Among International Migrants in Hawaii: 2012-2018

  • American Journal of Public Health, 2020

  • Co-authors: Teresa Molina, Tetine Sentell, Randy Akee, Alvin Onaka, and Brian Horiuchi

Vog: Using Volcanic Eruptions to Estimate the Health Costs of Particulates

  • The Economic Journal, 2019

  • Co-authors: John Lynham and Aureo de Paula

Intra-household Labor Supply, Migration, and Subsistence Constraints in a Risky Environment: Evidence from Rural El Salvador

  • European Economic Review, 2012

  • Sole authored

Testing for State Dependence with Time-variant Transition Probabilities

  • Econometric Reviews, 2007

  • Sole authored

Migration, Risk and Liquidity Constraints in El Salvador

  • Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2006

  • Sole authored


In my spare time, I practice yoga and Aikido and play the bass .... to varying degrees of competence.


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