• Alaska Economic Database: Charting Four Decades of Change

      Goldsmith, Scott (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 2000)
      This document contains data collated over four decades between 1961 and 1998. Data included in this document relate to employment, Alaska and state gross product, earnings, wages, salaries, labor market, price indices, and other economic indicators considered to be important at the time of collection.
    • Alaska Sustainable Gross State Product

      Larson, Eric (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 1999)
      Over the past ten years, the idea of "sustainable development" has been promoted as a way to reconcile economic development and environmental protection. With this popularity has come many different -- and often conflicting -- definitions and interpretations of "sustainability." To help clarify the meaning of "sustainable development," this paper offers a very basic definition of sustainability. This particular definition is measurable and allows us monitor whether or not we are achieving sustainability. This paper presents the assumptions underlying the basic definition of sustainability and then describe the methods for measuring it using an indicator called "sustainable gross state product." Presented at the "Can the Last Frontier Have A Sustainable Future" conference in Anchorage, Alaska.
    • Food System Assessment

      Hanna, Virgene; Frazier, Rosyland; Parker, Khristy L.; Ikatova, Irena (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2012)
      Food assessments are conducted for different reasons such as creating a more sustainable commercial food production system or to target particular policies. The main focus of this effort was to locate indicators that could be updated regularly so current information would be readily available and so that changes or trends could be monitored. Without knowing the current state of food-related indicators it’s difficult to make informed decisions about which issues and goals are priorities. We start with an overview of the food system model we used. Chapter 2 is a demographic overview of Alaska’s residents. The next five chapters present the indicators for each of the components of the food system. Chapter 8 contains the data we think would be need to develop a better picture of Alaska’s food system. The final section of this report is an index of the indicators: the name of the indicator, where the indicator appears in this report, the years of data included, the source (the agency or organization thatproduced the data), the source title for the data, and the location of the data, usually a Web address.