Coronavirus

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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 …

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UHERO Forecast for the State of Hawaii: Vaccinations and US Strength Drive Upgraded Hawaii Forecast

Economic conditions in Hawaii are improving. The dominant US visitor market has outperformed expectations, and …

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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 …

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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 …

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 Hawai‘i economic development strategy

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

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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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UHERO Forecast for the State of Hawaii: More Substantial Recovery in Sight

Hawaii is struggling to emerge from the COVID-19 downturn, but the recovery is poised to …