Recent Submissions

  • Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act: Selected Bibliography

    Sharp, Suzanne; Rowan, Irene; Antonson, Jo; Ongtooguk, Paul; Puller, Gordon; Templeton, Willie (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2011-04-01)
    ISER prepared this list of books, reports, and other resources on the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act for the ANCSA @ 40 Committee. It is the most comprehensive such list we are aware of, but there are likely additional resources yet to be identified. Some of these resources are now out of print and may be available at used bookstores or at libraries. More recent publications can be obtained from the publishers or at bookstores. You can also find resources on websites, as noted in the citations.
  • COVID-19's spring 2020 school closures: The effect on teacher candidates

    DeFeo, Dayna; Tran, Trang (Institute of Social and Economic Research, 2020-06-30)
    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Dunleavy mandated that Alaska’s K12 schools closed to in-person instruction; later, these school closures were extended until the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Across the state, educators worked not only to ensure they met their responsibilities for instruction, but also other key school functions including parent resources, meal services, and social-emotional learning. Concurrently, senior college students in teacher licensure programs at the University of Alaska (UA) were in classrooms fulfilling their clinical experience (student teaching) requirements. During the school closures, students were still “placed” in schools, but the nature of their internship experience changed fundamentally as classes were moved to distance delivery. On March 20, Alaska’s Education Commissioner Michael Johnson announced that the state of Alaska would grant emergency certification to teachers who were unable to complete the required number of clinical placement hours due to COVID-19 school closures. Many of these new graduates will qualify for licensure, but how will the pandemic affect them as they become teachers? In this paper, we explore how teacher candidates perceive their readiness for teaching in the fall, and their career intentions. By comparing survey responses collected from spring 2020 graduates against graduates of spring 2019 (the students who had a “typical” student teaching experience), we find that the 2020 graduating class feels ready for the classroom. However, these new teachers – and those hired from teacher education programs (TEPs) outside of Alaska – will need supports as they transition to teaching.
  • Preventive Screenings Gap Analysis

    Frazier, Rosyland; Guettabi, Mouhcine; Wheeler, John; Cueva, Katie (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2013-10-01)
  • Mechanisms matter for evaluating the economic impacts of marine reserves

    Reimer, Matthew (ScienceDirect, 2018-03-01)
    Large areas of marine and coastal environments have been protected to satisfy diverse policy goals, but there has been limited work understanding the economic impacts of such closures. While methods for establishing causal impacts are prevalent, less attention has been paid to explaining the mechanisms through which the causal relationship came to be. Understanding mechanisms is crucial for designing policies that foster the mechanisms that achieve the intended objectives of marine reserves and mitigate the mechanisms that do not. We estimate the treatment effect of a large marine reserve on the net earnings of a commercial fishery using difference-in-differences and synthetic-control designs, and decompose the treatment effect into its constituent mechanisms through structural equation modeling. We find minimal evidence that closing the marine reserve to fishing had a significant economic cost for the industry; however, several counteracting mechanisms are critical for explaining the effect and for generalizing to other settings.
  • Economic and Social Impacts of the Copper River Highway Vol. 2. Social Impacts of the Copper River Highway

    Knapp, Gunnar (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1993-06-01)
  • Migration and Oil Industry Employment of North Slope Alaska Natives

    Marshall, David (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1/1/1993)
  • The Alaska Economy And The Challenge Ahead

    Goldsmith, Scott (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 11/1/2015)
  • Unlocking our Petroleum Wealth Potential: A Game Plan for Meeting Alaska's Fiscal Challenge

    Goldsmith, Scott (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 12/1/2015)
  • Unlocking our Petroleum Wealth Potential: A Game Plan for Meeting Alaska's Fiscal Challenge

    Goldsmith, Scott (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 12/1/2015)
  • Migration and Oil Industry Employment of North Slope Alaska Natives

    Marshall, David (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1/1/1993)
  • The Alaska Economy And The Challenge Ahead

    Goldsmith, Scott (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 11/1/2015)
  • Short-Run Economic Impacts of Alaska Fiscal Options

    Knapp, Funnar; Guettabi, Mouhcne; Berman, Matthew (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 3/1/2016)
  • Webnote 21. The Growing Number of Alaska Children in Foster Care, 2011-2015

    Passini, Jessica; Vadapalli, Diwakar (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 3/1/2016)
  • Repeat Maltreatment in Alaska: Assessment and Exploration of Alternative Measures

    Passini, Jessica; Vadapalli, Diwakar (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 12/1/2015)
  • 2016 Alaska's Construction Spending Forecast

    Cravez, Pamela; Goldsmith, Scott (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1/1/2016)
  • The Allocation of Time and Risk of Lyme: A Case of Ecosystem Service Income and Substitution Effects

    Berry, Kevin; Bayham, Jude; Meyer, Spencer; Fenichel, Eli (Springer, 4/13/2017)
    Forests are often touted for their ecosystem services, including outdoor recreation. Historically forests were a source of danger and were avoided. Forests continue to be reservoirs for infectious diseases and their vectors�a disservice. We examine how this disservice undermines the potential recreational services by measuring the human response to environmental risk using exogenous variation in the risk of contracting Lyme Disease. We find evidence that individuals substitute away from spending time outdoors when there is greater risk of Lyme Disease infection. On average individuals spent 1.54 fewer minutes per day outdoors at the average, 72 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, confirmed cases of Lyme Disease. We estimate lost outdoor recreation of 9.41 h per year per person in an average county in the Northeastern United States and an aggregate welfare loss on the order $2.8 billion to $5.0 billion per year.
  • 2017 Alaska's Construction Spending Forecast

    Cravez, Pamela; Goldsmith, Scott (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1/1/2017)
  • Economic Impact of UAA

    Goldsmith, Scott (3/1/2012)
  • Growing Minds and Strengthening Communities: An Economic Valuation Study of the Anchorage Public Library

    Ralph, Kelsey (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 6/1/2008)
  • Alaska's Economy and Housing Market

    Goldsmith, Scott; Berman, Matthew; Huskey, Lee; Leask, Linda; Hull, Teresa (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 12/1/1986)

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