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Charging Higher User Fees to Tourists at Hawaii’s State Parks

DLNR had not raised the entrance fees at Diamond Head State Monument since they were first established in 2000.

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Estimating economic conditions during the COVID-19 crisis

When the long-lived expansion of the past decade was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, many economists turned their attention to new sources of data to track economic conditions.

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Recovery to Resilience
Steps Toward the Post-COVID Economy

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The August Rental Market: Struggling Tenants and Rising Vacancies

UHERO State Forecast Update

Hawaii in early stages of recovery, then a setback

Hawaii’s COVID-19 resurgence put the brakes on a very tentative economic recovery.

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Ka’ena Point State Park, Oahu (Photo by James Mak)

Charging Higher User Fees to Tourists at Hawaii’s State Parks

By James Mak “Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono” [1] In May 2000 the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources …

Good environmental policy requires understanding people

A forest, coral reef, rangeland or any other ecosystem does not necessarily provide the same benefits to everyone. A healthy forest can link to community …

Agroforestry

Spatial Planning to Inform Expansion of Agroforestry for Cultural, Ecological & Economic Benefits

Agroforestry systems, along with loʻi kalo and other systems, were abundant in traditional Hawaiʻi, and there is great interest in their restoration today. This project …

Waikiki

UHERO State Forecast Update: Hawaii in early stages of recovery, then a setback

Hawaii’s COVID-19 resurgence put the brakes on a very tentative economic recovery. The further delay of the visitor industry restart and renewed strict social distancing …

Nowcasting the Trajectory of the COVID-19 Recovery

I develop a weekly coincident index of economic activity in the State of Hawaii. The purpose of the index is to nowcast the recovery from …

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