Dr. Ruben Juarez is UHERO-HMSA Distinguished Endowed Professor at the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization and the Department of Economics at the University of Hawaii. He is also a Director and co-founder of the Pacific Alliance Against COVID-19. 

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 behavior, and network economics, with applications to health. He has publications in top field journals such as the Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economic Behavior, Economic Theory, Vaccines, and the American Journal of Public Health.


He has prestigious research awards and projects for a variety of institutions such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, 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.





2004 - 2008 Ph.D. in Economics

Rice University, Houston, Texas

Game Theory and Behavior

Network Economics

Health Economics

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

2022 - Present HMSA Endowed Professor at UHERO

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii