UHERO welcomes Trey Gordner July 3, 2024 We are pleased to welcome Trey Gordner, who joined UHERO in June as a new Data Science Researcher. Trey was recently appointed as a Lincoln Institute Vibrant Communities Fellow. Read More
Recent findings from the Maui Wildfire Exposure Study featured in The Washington Post May 15, 2024 Months after Maui fires, residents report troubling health problems A new report details respiratory ailments, mental health conditions and lack of access to medical care following the deadly fire in Lahaina in August. Read More
Co-Production of Knowledge at Sumida Farm Trains a New Generation of Community-Engaged Scientists May 13, 2024 A collaboration between the University of Hawai‘i (UH), Hawai‘i Sea Grant, and the fourth generation of Sumida farmers focuses on training a new generation of community-engaged scientists. A key partner is UHERO, an interdisciplinary research group that informs public policy across Hawai‘i. The overarching goal is to build a healthy, resilient, and sustainable agricultural community… Read More
UHERO’s Justin Tyndall cited in the 2024 Economic Report of the President March 21, 2024 Congratulations to UHERO's Justin Tyndall whose recent article (co-authored with Limin Fang and Nathan Stewart)" Homeowner Politics and Housing Supply" was cited in the 2024 Economic Report of the President.  Read More
Waikiki UHERO’s Byron Gangnes to be featured at HEA webinar March 20, 2024 On Thursday, March 28, UHERO's Byron Gangnes will join First Hawaiian Bank's Steve Rodgers in a webinar hosted by the Hawaii Economic Association to discuss the macroeconomic outlook, monetary policy, and post-pandemic changes to the economy. Paul Brewbaker will moderate. Click here to learn more and register for the event. Read More
Congratulations to UHERO’s Peter Fuleky February 29, 2024 Congratulations to UHERO's Peter Fuleky on being selected as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar for 2024-2025 for Hungary. Peter is UHERO's first Fulbright U.S. Scholar. Read More
Campus View From Tantalus UHERO’s Sumner La Croix elected President of the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand February 28, 2024 At its annual meeting on 17 February 2024, the members of the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand elected Sumner La Croix (University of Hawaii at Mānoa) to be President of the Society for a two-year term.  La Croix has published numerous articles and books on Australian and Pacific economic history, including his… Read More
UHERO’s Justin Tyndall explains how short term vacation rentals impact Hawaii’s housing market February 21, 2024 Read More
Ruben Juarez’s work on the Maui Wildfire Exposure Study featured in The Guardian February 13, 2024 The Guardian: "Maui wildfire survivors face soaring rates of depression and lung problems – study" Read More
The New York Times highlights UHERO’s housing research in its coverage of the Maui wildfires. February 13, 2024 New York Times: "My Everything — Gone in a Matter of Moments" Read More
New publication by Timothy Halliday and Sumner La Croix in the Asia-Pacific Economic History Review January 31, 2024 In a new publication in the Asia-Pacific Economic History Review, Timothy Halliday and Sumner La Croix examine how male-biased ethnic sex ratios affected choices of second-generation men and women of marriageable age as a result of immigration to Hawaii between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Read More
New publication by Justin Tyndall in the Economics of Transportation January 29, 2024 In a new publication in the Economics of Transportation by Justin Tyndall, "The effect of front-end vehicle height on pedestrian death risk," Tyndall tests for the effect of taller vehicles on pedestrian outcomes in crashes using vehicle design measurements. Using recent crash-level data, Tyndall shows that a pedestrian hit by a full-size SUV is twice as likely to… Read More
UHERO’s Ruben Juarez to lead Maui wildfire health study January 25, 2024 A team of University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researchers are asking Maui residents to participate in a study to analyze the short- and long-term health effects of exposure to the deadly wildfires that destroyed Lahaina and parts of Kula. The team, led by UH Mānoa Professors Ruben Juarez (UH Economic Research Organization–HMSA Distinguished Professor of… Read More
Campus View From Tantalus UHERO’s Byron Gangnes named a LinkedIn Top Voice January 11, 2024 Congratulations to UHERO’s Byron Gangnes for being named a LinkedIn Top Voice! The recognition is given to only about 300 people each year (out of nearly 1 billion members) by a LinkedIn committee. Top Voices are vetted to ensure that they meet high trust standards, are consistently active on the platform, and share valuable expertise through content… Read More
Towards more equitable ecosystem investment programs December 19, 2023 UHERO's Leah Bremer is lead author on Global Water Forum piece focused on improving equity and durability in ecosystem service incentive programs. Read More