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Isolated economies such as Hawaii, New Zealand and Western Australia are dominated by one major industry, thus leaving it open to external shocks. A new look explores these vulnerabilities and how economic diversification might be possible.

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The state's economy will be determined by two things this year: more federal relief and the vaccine rollout. That's according to the latest report from the University of Hawaii's Economic Research Organization, or UHERO, forecasting the year ahead.

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Governor reports on the progress of vaccines; UHERO provides an economic forecast based on latest tourism numbers; Reality Check: Lawmakers want return of "Gifts of Aloha"; New bill would attempt to discourage theft of catalytic converters; Regulation of electric scooters
 



Governor reports on the progress of vaccines

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There is hope ahead for Hawaii’s economy, but any “meaningful economic recovery” is not likely to get underway until the middle of next year. That’s the latest forecast from the University of Hawaii’s Economic Research Organization - ”UHERO.” 

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Updated: 4/28/2020, 6:46 p.m.

Health officials reported two new cases of the coronavirus today, continuing a trend of single-digit increases in recent days that is spurring efforts to reopen the state. Hawaii's case count is at 609. Deaths stand at 16.

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University of Hawaii economists expected 2020 to be a better year for tourism than 2019, but that may not be borne out because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Although a large drop in Hawaii's price of goods and services isn’t likely even as the governor and lawmakers deem it a priority, a small decline may be enough to reverse the trend of population decline.

Are You Happy? Could Depend On What's In Your Wallet

Nov 13, 2019
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Traditional economic data measures features like output and productivity, but typically ignores subjective qualities that make up the human experience. A study by University of Hawaii economists could help to change that by asking whether factors like poverty influence well-being.

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The Federal Reserve cut interest rates Wednesday to help the slowing national economy. Meanwhile, researchers say Hawaii's economy is already weak, and the state is growing more vulnerable to global events.

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Economists at the University of Hawaii have done statewide economic forecasts for years. But now they’re extending that research to the county level.

800 Years of Hawai'i History in 10 Minutes

Apr 12, 2019
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From the arrival of the first Polynesian settlers, to short term rentals and the tourism industry, a new book chronicles the history of human society in the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii: Eight Hundred Years of Political and Economic Change is the work of University of Hawaii economist Sumner La Croix.

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Honolulu is the third most expensive housing market in the country. That is according to a February analysis from the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization. But Hawaii has always been an expensive place to live, according to one of the state's top economists. 

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A new report from the University of Hawai‘i’s Economic Research Organization looks at Hawaii’s 2019 economic forecast. The report sees growth, but less of it.

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A new economic report from the University of Hawai‘i’s Economic Research Organization takes a county-by-county look at what is shaping up to be a strong 2018.. Pacific Business News editor in chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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Northwest Hawaiian Islands Coral Health; Economic Slowdown; Gender Pay Gap

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  Hawaii’s economic growth is predicted to slow down, with an exception in one key sector. PBN editor-in-chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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Report: Construction Gains Smaller Than Expected

Mar 27, 2015
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The construction industry isn’t growing as quickly as economists had expected. That’s according to a new report by the University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization. Despite a surge of activity on Oahu, the annual forecast says residential building permits actually fell last year. HPR’s Molly Solomon tells us why.

You can read UHERO's full Construction Forecast report here.

There’s been a lot of talk surrounding the impact of raising the minimum wage. Two proposed bills in the legislation have the support of Governor Abercrombie, and could bump up our current minimum wage to $8.75 an hour. This has caused concern for Hawaii economists and HPR’s Molly Solomon has this report. You can view UHERO's full report on raising the minimum wage here.