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Pre-Travel Testing and Hawaii’s Daily Trans-Pacific Visitors

By James Mak and Carl Bonham The front page headline on Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s October 16 …

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 …

Hawaii Nonfarm Payroll Growth

Estimating economic conditions during the COVID-19 crisis

By Carl Bonham and Peter Fuleky When the long-lived expansion of the past decade was …

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The August Rental Market: Struggling Tenants and Rising Vacancies

By Philip Garboden Last month, UHERO partnered with real estate groups across the state to …

Rooftop solar is now competitive with utility-scale power in Hawaiʻi

By Michael Roberts We need to transition away from fossil fuels quickly, and with inexpensive …

Figure 2: Time plot of the index (black) and nonfarm payrolls and the Philadelphia Fed coincident index (red).

Nowcasting the Trajectory of the COVID-19 Recovery:
The Weekly UHERO Economic Pulse

By Peter Fuleky COVID-19 has brought the longest period of economic expansion in modern history …

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How Many Visitors Are Coming to Hawaii During this Pandemic? Making Sense of Hawaii’s Visitor Arrival Data

By James Mak To curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Hawaii imposed a 14-day …

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Survey results for woman owned businesses

By Philip Garboden and Isabelle Picciotto An update to the original survey results: https://uhero.hawaii.edu/survey-update-shows-widespread-hardship-for-local-businesses/ These …

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Survey update shows widespread hardship for local businesses

By Philip Garboden and Isabelle Picciotto Additional results for woman owned businesses: https://uhero.hawaii.edu/survey-results-for-woman-owned-businesses/ Three months …