Briefs

Coffee farm

The Agricultural Economic Landscape in Hawai‘i and the Potential for Future Economic Viability

By Sarah Rehkamp, Michael J. Roberts, and James M. MacDonald In a recent UHERO policy …

Kawaikui Beach

Taxing Income in the New World of Teleworking

By Robert D. Ebel and James Mak Covid-19 has accelerated the growth of teleworking/telecommuting in …

Time lapse Honolulu highway

Traffic in Honolulu: How to Make Transitory Pandemic Gains Permanent

By Justin Tyndall and Sumner La Croix During the COVID-19 pandemic, Honolulu traffic became much less …

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Location, Location, Location! A uniquely Hawai‘i economic development strategy

Read the summary blog post. By Steven Bond-Smith Hawaiʻi’s economy is in trouble. Unemployment is …

UH West Oahu ACM

Understanding the Role of the Hawaii Film/TV/Digital Production Tax Credit In Diversifying the Hawaii Economy

By Sumner La Croix and James Mak Blog: The Hawaii Film Tax Credit: An Update …

Project Description: Linking Land and Water Management to Culturally and Ecologically Important Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems

Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDEs) are ecosystems which rely on groundwater. In Kona, Hawaiʻi coastal GDEs …

Vegetables at Foodland

Reviving Agriculture to Diversify Hawaii’s Economy

Hawaii state policymakers have identified agriculture as a sector capable of substantial expansion as part …

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The Hawaii Research Activity Tax Credit: Is It Effective and How Can It Be Improved?

In 2013, the Hawaii State Legislature enacted a tax credit for Hawaii technology firms engaged …

Reopening Japanese Tourism in Hawaii: Is it Safe?

In this short policy brief, we aim to answer four questions. 1. Will Japanese tourists …