The effects of the pandemic on the economy of Hawaii

Abstract: Hawaii was vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic due to its reliance on tourism. This article analyzes the pandemic’s economic impact in Hawaii by comparing outcomes with the pre-pandemic forecast. We explain why Hawaii’s experience differed from other states, suggest reasons for a slow recovery, and discuss the pandemic’s lasting effects.


Bond-Smith, Steven, and Peter Fuleky. “The effects of the pandemic on the economy of Hawaii.” Current Issues in Tourism. 2022. doi: 10.1080/13683500.2022.2151875

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