• Alcohol Control Policies and American Indian Communities

      Berman, Matthew (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2001)
      Alcohol control policies such as taxation, restricting access by youth, or outright prohibition change the supply conditions for alcohol. That is, they aim to reduce the amount that becomes available for people to consume at whatever price level. Alternatively, they may be seem to raise the cost to consumers for obtaining any given quantity (figure l). The figure shows that a control policy such as a tax on alcohol would raise the cost to consumers and therefore reduce consumption....In the final analysis, alcohol control is only one of many opportunities to empower communities. But alcohol control can contribute to community empowerment. How one controls alcohol is likely to be as important, if not more important, than the type of policy implemented.
    • How Has the 80th Percentile Rule Affected Alaska's Health-Care Expenditures?

      Guettabi, Mouhcine (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 5/16/2018)
      We use the Health Expenditures by State of Residence data (1991-2014) compiled by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to examine the causal effect of the 80th percentile rule on Alaska's health care expenditures. We find evidence that Alaska's expenditures would have been lower in the absence of rule. The share of the overall increase in expenditures that we attribute to the 80th percentile rule is between 8.61% and 24.65%. It is important to note that using expenditures as a proxy for costs has limitations as it is the product of both quantity of services used and prices.
    • ISER Review 1997-2000

      Leask, Linda (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 2000)
      The Institute of Social and Economic Research has studied public policy in Alaska since 1961. This review summarizes some of our recent research including Economic Projections for Alaska and the Southern Railbelt, 1999-2025 (Scott Goldsmith), : The Economic Significance of the Power Cost Equalization Program (Scott Goldsmith), Alcohol Related Homicide in Alaska Communities (Matthew Bennan, Teresa Hull, and Philip May), Seatbelt Use in Alaska (Virgene Hannah and Jack Kruse), Salmon Trap Profitability(Steve Colt), and changes inthe health, education, and safety of Alaska's children.
    • 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)