Economy

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How to Control Hawaii’s Coronavirus Epidemic and Bring Back the Economy: The Next Steps

We spell out in detail how increased testing, comprehensive historical contact tracing, and isolation of …

UHERO’s Carl Bonham speaking to the Hawaii State House Select Committee on COVID-19

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Interim Forecast Update: Hawaii’s Economy is Shut Down to Deal with COVID-19

This is UHERO’s second interim forecast update to address dramatic recent developments associated with the …

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Using Extensive Testing and Geographical Isolation to Mitigate the Coronavirus Crisis in Hawaii

Hawaii needs to quickly adopt and implement a plan to control and then halt the …

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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.

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 …

Carl Bonham appointed to Select House Committee on COVID-19

House Speaker Scott K. Saiki today announced the appointment of individuals to serve on the …

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 …

UHERO State Forecast Update: Coronavirus Presents Danger to Hawaii Tourism

Hawaii’s economy has been on an expected slowing trend for the past several years. While …