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How Bad? Labor Underutilization in Hawaii During the Pandemic

By James Mak The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently issued revised estimates of …

Star Advertiser Front Page: Mass Vaccinations Begin

COVID-19 infections, vaccines, and economic recovery

By Carl Bonham, Peter Fuleky, Byron Gangnes, and Justin Tyndall A year ago Hawaii was …

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Mobility Data Shows Fewer Residents Staying at Home

By Joshua Hu and Justin Tyndall Hawaii has steadily moved forward with its vaccination initiative. …

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Location, Location, Location! A uniquely Hawaiʻi economic development strategy

Read the full UHERO Brief. By Steven Bond-Smith* Hawai‘i’s vulnerability to economic shocks has become …

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The Hawaii Film Tax Credit: An Update

By Sumner La Croix and James Mak In 1997, Hawaii was one of the first …

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Legalizing Casino Gaming to Fund Homes for Native Hawaiians

By James Mak Times are hard at the state legislature as lawmakers grapple with the …

November Rental Market: Troubling Signs Remain As State Prepares for an Uncertain 2021

By Philip ME Garboden This month, UHERO completed its second quarterly survey of rental property …

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Estimating COVID-19 Induced Rental Housing Hardship in 2021

By Philip ME Garboden and Isabelle Picciotto Several months ago, UHERO estimated the impact of …

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Are Hawai’i Residents Staying at Home?

By Justin Tyndall and Joshua Hu Staying at home and avoiding crowded spaces is an …