Empty restaurant

The Agony of Restaurant Workers

Social distancing is necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19, but has significant economic impacts, hitting dine-in eateries disproportionately hard.

Watershed Management

Who are we measuring and modeling for? Supporting real-world watershed management

By Leah Bremer and Kate Brauman (In Press at the Global Water Forum) Watershed management …

Waikiki Beach

Interim Forecast Update: COVID-19 Will Impose Significant Economic Impacts in Hawaii

The spread of the novel coronavirus and recent visitor falloff lead us to lower sharply …

To Tax or Not to Tax: Making a High-Quality State Revenue/Tax System

By James Mak When Hawaii’s state lawmakers gather each year at the State Capitol to …

Peter Fuleky and Philip Garboden Macroeconomic Forecasting in the Era of Big Data

Just Published: “Macroeconomic Forecasting in the Era of Big Data”

By Peter Fuleky Big data analysis has a long history in macroeconomics. In 1937, National …

Per capita personal income for Hawaii and the US

Little relief from Hawaii’s high cost of living

By Rachel Inafuku and Peter Fuleky Living in paradise comes at a cost. Hawaii is notorious …

Context: Future of Native Forest

Forest protection provides important cost savings to water utility on Maui

By Leah Bremer Researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization and Water Resources …

Number of US Ships

Jones Act

By Will Olney The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, commonly known as the Jones Act, …

Trade Restrictions

Tariff Peril

By Byron Gangnes, Peter Fuleky, and Carl Bonham In a Sunday Tweet, President Trump threatened …