• Can my GPS lead me to a sustainable future? The role of technology and lessons from three remote Arctic communities

      Monz, Chris; Schmidt, Jennifer I.; Hausner, Vera (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2019)
      This presentation outlines research involving 35 residents of Brevig Mission, Noatak, and Noorvik during March 2017 were asked to evaluate values and beliefs regarding technology, climate change, and subsistence. Interviewees indicated that technology was helpful in their hunting and subsistence activities, but it was also expensive and may contribute to taking larger risks. Furthermore, technology was not seen as making up entirely for the impacts arising from changing climate.
    • Challenges and Strategies for the Alaska Salmon Industry

      Knapp, Gunnar (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 2002)
      The salmon industry is very important to Alaska—in particular to coastal communities.The Alaska salmon industry is facing an economic crisis. One cause of the crisis is competition from farmed salmon, which has severely depressed prices for Alaska salmon, however, farmed salmon is only part of the problem: the salmon industryalso faces other major challenges. The salmon industry is experiencing painful adjustments with severe economic and social consequences for Alaska.There isn’t any way to avoid painful adjustment. The issue is how best to create the conditions for a more profitable industry. This presentation provides an overview of the many complexities of the situation facing the industry in 2002.
    • Change, Challenges, and Opportunities for Wild Fisheries

      Knapp, Gunnar (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 2003)
      The global seafood industry is in a period of rapid and profound change which is affecting every part of the industry. The key causes of change are the growth of aquaculture and globalization of the world economy. These changes are leading to increased pressure throughout the seafood industry to respond to market demands and increase efficiency. Wild fisheries face significant inherent challenges in competing with aquaculture in an increasingly globalized economy. Aquaculture has far-reaching effects on markets for wild fisheries. Many of these effects are negative, but some are positive. Presented to Conference on Marine Aquaculture: Effects on the West Coast and Alaska Fishing Industry
    • Climate Change: Some Basic Economics

      Colt, Steve (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2008-05-29)
    • Conversions: Rural Alaska Energy Supply Chains

      Colt, Steve (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 2002)
      This presentation explores three questions regarding electricity issues in Alaska. In answering these questions, the presentation provides data relevant to where electricity is generate, what it costs, and what can be done to reduce costs. Steve Colt presented this material to the Rural Alaska Energy Conference in September 2002.
    • Cooperative Solutions to Wicked Problems

      Haley, Sharman (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2011-03-03)
    • COVID-19 and the Anchorage economy

      Guettabi, Mouhcine (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2020-05-06)
    • Decisions Under Uncertainty

      Schwörer, Tobias (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2012-10-31)
    • The economic contribution of Southeast Alaska's Nature Based Tourism

      Dugan, Darcy (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 2004)
      This presentation provides an overview of initial findings and the design of a research project that examines the potential for nature based tourism in a range of Southeast Alaska communities.
    • Economic Impact Analysis Remote Alaska Parks Case Study: Katmai National Park and Preserve

      Fay, Ginny (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2012-01)
    • The Economic Impacts of Spatial Closures: Evidence from Stellar Sea Lion Protective Measures in the North Pacific

      Reimer, Matt; Haynie, Alan (International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, 2016-07-11)
    • Economic Risks to Alaska Communities from Ocean Acidification

      Colt, Steve (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-12-01)
    • The Effects of State Revenue Options on Alaska Households (Understanding Taxes)

      Haley, Sharman (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 2004)
      This presentation discusses how various options for raising additional state revenue would affect Alaska households. We’ll start with a little history about state spending and explain why there is a state budget deficit, often called the “fiscal gap.” Then we’ll briefly describe all the options for dealing with the fiscal gap, but focus the rest of the talk on the big ticket items: using permanent fund earnings and establishing state sales or income taxes.
    • Energy Flow in Alaska (Presentation)

      Colt, Steve (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 2005)
      This presentation was delivered at the AEA Rural Energy Conference in September 2005. It provides an overview of how energy provides goods and services when turned into electricity, and how Alaska's energy is disposed.
    • Federal Spending in Alaska (Presentation)

      Goldsmith, Scott; Larson, Eric (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 2003)
      This presentation is a part of the Understanding Alaska research series. It includes charts and other graphical information on federal spending in Alaska. Key points include defense spending and procurment, civilian industry spending and procurement, and direct payments to individuals (social security, federal retirement, medicare, housing assistance and veterans benefits). This material was presented at the conference on “Improving Delivery of Federal Funding for Alaska Tribal Programs,” May, 5-6, 2003, Anchorage, Alaska
    • The First 50 Years and the Next: ISER and Alaska's Future

      Hudson, Heather E. (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska, 2011)
      This presentation provides an overview of the work and history of the Institute of Social and Economic Research.
    • The First 50 Years and the Next: ISER and Rural Alaska

      Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2011-03)
      Since 1961… ISER has been enhancing “the well-being of Alaskans and others, through nonpartisan research that helps people understand social and economic systems and supports informed public and private decision-making.” (ISER Mission Statement)
    • Fuel, Wood Use, and Subsistence

      "Schmidt, Jennifer; Byrd, Amanda; Brinkman, Todd; Holdmann, Gwen; Vilagi, Alana; Bond, Baxter "; National Science Foundation (NSF # 1518563) (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2019)
      Provides an overview of the use of biomass in a remote Alaskan community. Presented at Arctic Frontiers in Tromsø, Norway on January 24, 2019. Funded as part of a National Science Foundation grant (NSF # 1518563)
    • Graduates of Alaska's Teacher Preparation Programs-Where Are They Now?

      Hill, Alexandra (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 2007)
      This presentation includes a review of the sources of data, and presents preliminary findings on graduates of initial certification programs in Alaska. It's purpose was to collect feedback on what analyses to add, refine, and revise. Data is presented in a series of charts and graphs with interpretations. We matched teacher program graduation data with Department of Labor data on Permanent Fund Dividend applications – a proxy for Alaska residence. Most people are eligible for a PFD by the time they complete a teacher preparation program here, so we looked at graduates who completed their programs between 2001 and 2003, and PFD applications from 2003 to 2005. Only 10% did not apply for a PFD in 2003,. We expected that number to rise if teachers moved out of state. Teachers who leave Alaska schools but remain in Alaska continue to apply for the PFD; those who don’t apply have probably left the state. By 2005, 16% no longer applied for a PFD and were probably no longer in Alaska. Further information is available in a summary and full report with a similar title.
    • How North Slope Oil Has Transformed Alaska's Economy (Presentations)

      Goldsmith, Scott (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 2008)
      This presentation was delivered to the 4th Annual Oil and Gas Symposium in Anchorage, Alaska. It provides charts and graphical information on the contribution of North Slope oil to the national and state economy.