• The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Program

      Goldsmith, Scott (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 2001)
      This paper provides a short introduction to the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Program - a method for returning a portion of the revenues from petroleum development to the citizens of Alaska as a direct cash payment. It briefly touches on 5 topics - the mechanics of the Dividend, why it was established, its history, its economic, political and social effects, and the future of the Dividend.
    • Economic Effects of Climate Change in Alaska

      Berman, Matthew; Schmidt, Jennifer (American Meteorological Society (AMS), 11/27/2018)
      We summarize the potential nature and scope of economic effects of climate change in Alaska that have already occurred and are likely to become manifest over the next 30-50 years. We classified potential effects discussed in the literature into categories according to climate driver, type of environmental service affected, certainty and timing of the effects, and potential magnitude of economic consequences. We then described the nature of important economic effects, and provided estimates of larger, more certain effects for which data were available. Largest economic effects were associated with costs to prevent damage, relocate, and replace infrastructure threatened by permafrost thaw, sea level rise, and coastal erosion. The costs to infrastructure were offset by a large projected reduction in space heating costs attributable to milder winters. Overall, we estimated that five, relatively certain, large effects that could be readily quantified would impose an annual net cost of $340-$700 million, or 0.6 to 1.3 percent of Alaska GDP. This significant, but relatively modest net economic effect for Alaska as a whole obscures large regional disparities, as rural communities face large projected costs while more southerly urban residents experience net gains.
    • Estimating Visits to Denali National Park and Preserve

      Fix, Peter; Ackerman, Andrew; Fay, Ginny (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1/1/13)
    • Kids Count Alaska 2013-2014

      Frazier, Rosyland; Wheeler, John; Spiers, Kent; Kirby, Daniel; Mielke, Meg (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2015-03-26)
      Kids Count Alaska is part of a nationwide program, sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, to collect and publicize information about children’s health, safety, education, and economic status. We gather information from many sources and present it in one place, to give Alaskans and others a broad picture of how well the state’s children are doing—and provide parents, policymakers, and others with information they need to improve life for children and families. Our goals are: • Distributing information about the status of Alaska’s children • Creating an informed public, motivated to help children • Comparing the status of children in Alaska with that of children nationwide, but also presenting additional indicators relevant for Alaska
    • A short brief on the regional dimensions of the Alaska recession

      Guettabi, Mouhcine (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2/7/2018)
      We provide a short update on the Alaska recession by examining its regional dimensions. Specifically, we evaluate the performance of the Alaska boroughs/census areas in each of the last three years and determine which areas have been resilient and which ones continue losing jobs.
    • 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)