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  • Martin, Stephanie; Hill, Alexandra (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2009-07)
    Forty years ago—when the discovery of North Slope oil was about to transform Alaska’s economy— Alaska Natives had among the lowest income, employment, and education levels in the U.S. Today their economic conditions ...
  • Colt, Steve (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2008-05-29)
  • Colt, Steve (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2008-04-11)
    The Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act (hereafter LW or “the Act”) aims to cover 87% of total U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.2 It aims to reduce the emissions of those gases by 4% below year 2005 levels in ...
  • Berman, Matthew (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-08)
    In a recent analysis comparing the current oil production tax, More Alaska Production Act (MAPA, also known as SB 21) to the tax it replaced, Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share (ACES), Scott Goldsmith, professor emeritus ...
  • Szymoniak, Nick; Fay, Ginny; Meléndez, Alejandra Villalobos (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2010-02-17)
    Many Alaskans face extremely high, volatile fuel prices. Little is publicly known about the actual structure of Alaska’s rural fuel markets and what drives prices at the community level. The Alaska State Senate Finance ...
  • Wilson, Meghan; Saylor, Ben; Szymoniak, Nick; Colt, Steve; Fay, Ginny (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2008-06)
    This is a systematic analysis of components of delivered fuel prices in Alaska. Data for the analysis include limited publicly available Alaska fuel prices (fall 2007 prices), as well as information the authors gathered ...
  • Hohman-Billmeier, Kathryn; Nye, Margaret; Martin, Stephanie (Taylor and Francis, 2016-12-01)
    In 2010, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) received federal funding to test an evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention program. The grant required a major modification to an existing program and a ...
  • McDiarmid, G. Williamson; Hill, Alexandra (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2008-11)
    We’ve heard it before, but it’s still true: too many Alaska students don’t have the skills they need to move on to the next stage of education or to get good jobs. Too many drop out of high school, and too few of those who ...
  • Berman, Matthew; Armagost, Jeffrey (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2013-02)
    Growing interest in quantifying values of ecosystem services has generated numerous studies attempting to measure the contribution of neighborhood environmental amenities to urban and suburban property values. Proximity ...
  • Haley, Sharman (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2011-03-03)
  • Pathan, Sohrab; Meléndez, Alejandra Villalobos; Fay, Ginny (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2012-12)
    Cordova is located in southcentral part of Alaska, 150 miles southeast of Anchorage, and can be accessed only by boat or plane. The average winter temperature1 varies from 17⁰ F to 28⁰ F (-8⁰ C to -2⁰ C) and the average ...
  • Martin, Stephanie; Colt, Steve (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2009-01)
    Alaska’s prison population is among the fastest-growing in the U.S., with five times more inmates in 2007 than in 1981. Spending for the state justice system has nearly doubled since 1981—but the crime rate has dropped ...
  • Martin, Stephanie (Rural Development Institute, Brandon University., 2012)
    This paper describes a household survey of Inuit in northern Alaska and how the survey data were used to better understand the relative importance of jobs, wild food harvesting, and social ties for life satisfaction. It ...
  • Guettabi, Mouhcine (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-04)
    This study examines the medical costs of childhood obesity in Alaska, today and in the future. We estimate that 15.2% of those ages 2 to 19 in Alaska are obese. Using parameters from published reports and studies, we ...
  • Schwörer, Tobias (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2012-10-31)
  • Guettabi, Mouhcine (International Economic Development Council, 2014-12-01)
    Although the contribution of small businesses and entrepreneurship to regional communities and the economy at large is widely supported in the literature, there does not seem to be a universally accepted definition ...
  • Foster, Mark; Townsend, Ralph (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2017-01-20)
    This report is one of two companion reports ISER prepared for the Alaska Energy Authority. The other report, “True Cost of Electricity in Rural Alaska and True Cost of Bulk Fuel in Rural Alaska,” is dated October 26, 2016. ...
  • Hudson, Heather E. (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2011-05)
    Alaska Natives comprise several cultural and linguistic groups including Inupiat, Yupik, Athabascan, Aleut, Tlingit and Haida, organized into some 226 tribes. Approximately two-thirds of the indigenous population live in ...
  • Carns, Teresa W.; Martin, Stephanie (Alaska Judicial Council, 2012-08)
    In June, 2010, the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice (Division) invited the Alaska Judicial Council and the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at University of Alaska Anchorage to assist “in understanding ...
  • Wilson, Meghan; Saylor, Ben; Szymoniak, Nick; Colt, Steve; Fay, Ginny (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2008-05)
    The spike in oil prices has hit rural Alaskans especially hard, because they rely mostly on fuel oil for heating. But some rural residents are paying much more than others—at times 100% more. The Alaska Energy Authority ...

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