Dr. Ruben Juarez is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Hawaii. He is also a Research Fellow at the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO).



Dr. Juarez was granted the Ph.D. in Economics from Rice University in 2008 and has been a Professor of Economics and UHERO member since then. His main research interests include microeconomics, game theory and network economics, especially focused in the study and design of mechanisms and institutions for the efficient, incentive compatible and fair allocation of costs and resources in the presence of externalities (e.g., behaviors, coalitions, network effects, etc.), where he has publications at top field journals such as the Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economics Behavior, Economic Theory and the International Journal of Game Theory.


He has prestigious research awards and projects for a variety of institutions such as the National Institutes of Health, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Hawaii Community Foundation, the Hawaii Medical Service Association, Kamehameha Schools, and regularly advises community organizations and companies.






Microeconomic Theory

2004 - 2008 Ph.D. in Economics

Rice University, Houston, Texas

Game Theory and Economic Behavior

Network Economics

Design of Mechanisms and Institutions

1999 - 2004 B.S.  in Mathematics

CIMAT - Universidad de Guanajuato

2008 - 2014 Assistant Professor in Economics

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii

2020 - Present  Professor in Economics

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii

2014 - 2020 Associate Professor in Economics

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii