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Aloha and Welcome

The Public Policy Center (PPC), within the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, brings together expertise, commitment, and a strong desire to enhance the quality of community life through teaching, research, civic engagement and interdisciplinary work towards the development and analysis of good public policies.

Life Under Lockdown: Hawai‘i Resident Assessment of COVID-19 Restrictions

This survey reviews the dramatic effects COVID-19 quarantine policies had on the incomes, behaviors, and attitudes of Hawai‘i households.  We hope these results will provide insight if another round of restrictions is deemed necessary.

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Resetting the Table: Keeping and Bringing Back Hawai‘i's Restaurants

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Do No Harm: How Hawai‘i State Government Can Mitigate the COVID-19 Economic Crisis

Download: Do No Harm (pdf)

Crush the Curve: Urgent Steps Hawai‘i Can Take to Contain the COVID-19 Pandemic

Download: Crush the Curve (pdf)

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