• 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.
    • How Petroleum Has Transformed the Alaska Economy

      Goldsmith, Oliver Scott (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2010-05-13)
    • Implementing a State Fiscal Plan: Step 1.Tracking Maximum Sustainable Yield

      Goldsmith, Oliver Scott (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2013-04-05)
    • Institutional Change, Transactions Costs and Fisheries Reform: Two Illustrations from New Zealand

      Towsend, Ralph (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 10/11/2016)
    • Integrated Village Energy Systems for Remote Alaska (Presentation)

      Gilbert, Steve; Colt, Steve (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 2004)
      Serving the integrated energy needs of a remote Alaska community with alternative primary energy offers significantly different opportunities and challenges than simply serving the “electricity” needs. How to meet these demands during How to meet these demands during the medium term (10 the medium term (10 -15 years)? Wind-Hydrogen hybrid, local methane source and geothermal are examined in this research.
    • An Introduction to Alaska Fiscal Facts and Choices

      Knapp, Gunnar (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2015-06-05)
    • An Introduction to Alaska Fiscal Facts and Choices

      Knapp, Gunnar (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2016-02-02)
    • An Introduction to the Economy of Alaska

      Knapp, Gunnar (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2012)
      Alaska’s geography—its location, climate, topography, and resources—have driven Alaska’s economy in the past and define and constrain its opportunities for the future. Alaska has abundant natural resources—oil, minerals, forests, fish. In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Alaska’s strategic location has contributed to the role of the military and more recently the international air cargo industry. Another Alaska natural resource--its natural beauty—represents an increasingly important natural resource. But Alaska’s remoteness from major markets, cold climate, mountainous topography, and permafrost make Alaska a costly place to extract resources compared with other parts of the world.
    • Investments in Statewide Invasive Species Management Programs in Alaska: 2007-2011

      Schwörer, Tobias; Federer, Rebekka; Ferren, Howard (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2012-10-31)
    • K-12 Funding

      Townsend, Ralph (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2/21/2019)
    • Lessons Learned from Solving An Alaska Economic Puzzle

      Goldsmith, Oliver Scott (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska, 2010)
      This presentation provides information about Alaska's historical economic development with particular attention paid to the role of petroleum development, federal funding and private enterprise. Presented at the Meet Alaska Conference in 2010.