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  • Colt, Steve; Schwörer, Tobias (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2009-08-31)
    We have estimated the economic benefits of sport fishing activity occurring within the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Borough, using data from year 2007. Our estimates are based on the recent study entitled, Economic Impacts ...
  • Knapp, Gunnar; Guettabi, Mouhcine; Goldsmith, Oliver Scott (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2013-04)
    By any measure, the Bristol Bay sockeye salmon fishery is very large and valuable. It is the world’s most valuable wild salmon fishery, and typically supplies almost half of the world’s wild sockeye salmon. In 2010, ...
  • Colt, Steve (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-12-01)
  • Berman, Matthew; Reamey, Random (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2017-02-01)
    Alaska’s state government faces an unprecedented challenge, with the need to close an estimated $3 billion gap between projected revenues and expenditures in fiscal year 2017. Total unrestricted state General Fund revenue ...
  • Fay, Ginny; Meléndez, Alejandra Villalobos (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-04)
    You might think Alaskans are using more electricity at home now than they did in 1980, since many live in bigger houses, own more appliances, and have computers and other electronics that were rare 30 years ago. But you’d ...
  • Colt, Steve (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2011-01-04)
  • Meléndez, Alejandra Villalobos; Fay, Ginny (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2012-07)
    This publication is mostly about electricity in Alaska: how it’s generated, how much fuel is used to produce it, how fuel sources have shifted over time, and how prices vary. An inside foldout map shows how individual ...
  • Berman, Matthew (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2017-03-01)
    This report contains results of a formal statistical analysis of the association of high prices for home heating fuel with out-migration from rural Alaska communities, using data from Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend ...
  • Saylor, Ben; Haley, Sharman; Szymoniak, Nick (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2008-05)
    This memo estimates how much of their income Alaska households spend for home energy uses, after years of rising energy prices.1 We made the estimates at the request of State Senator Lyman Hoffman. We include costs for ...
  • Guettabi, Mouhcine; Greenberg, Joshua; Little, Joseph; Joly, Kyle (National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior, 2016-08-01)
    Western Alaska is one of largest inhabited, roadless areas in North America and, indeed, the world. Access, via a new road that would transverse Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve (GAAR), to a mining district ...
  • Hirshberg, Diane; DelMoral, Brit (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2009-04)
    In Alaska’s schools, indigenous1 students are the most at risk of any ethnic group of failing to thrive; they drop out more frequently, are less likely to graduate, and generally have lower educational attainment than ...
  • Fay, Ginny; Udovyk, Nataliya (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2011-10)
    In 2008 the Alaska State Legislature created and funded the Renewable Energy Fund. As a result of this available funding, the number of wind-diesel hybrid power systems is increasing dramatically in rural Alaska. Development, ...
  • Kimmel, Mara (Duke University School of Law, 2014-12-01)
    The loss of territoriality over lands conveyed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act had adverse impacts for Alaskan tribal governance. Despite policy frameworks that emphasize the value of local governance at ...
  • Goldsmith, Oliver Scott (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2012-05)
    After nearly a decade of explosive growth, federal spending in Alaska has turned flat, except for the temporary boost from the stimulus package—the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act—that pumped more than $2.2 billion ...
  • Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2011-03)
    Since 1961… ISER has been enhancing “the well-being of Alaskans and others, through nonpartisan research that helps people understand social and economic systems and supports informed public and private decision-making.” ...
  • Colt, Steve (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-04-29)
    This paper presents the projected fiscal impacts on Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna Borough (MSB) and its taxpayers, through year 2050, of six alternative land use and population scenarios. The analysis is focused on population ...
  • Reimer, Matthew; Abbott, Joshua; Wilen, James (University of Chicago Press Journals, 2017-04-01)
    The fishery-dependent data used to estimate fishing production technologies are shaped by the incentive structures that influence fishermen’s purposeful choices across their multiple margins of production. Using a combination ...
  • Goldsmith, Oliver Scott; Schwörer, Tobias (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2010-11)
    A report on the economic importance of Alaska’s nonprofit sector conducted by the Institute of Social and Economic Research University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Goldsmith, Oliver Scott (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2011-05)
    The Alaska economy is growing as high commodity prices (for oil and gold in particular) drive the private sector and oil revenue surpluses fuel the state budget. But as oil production continues to decline; the prospect ...
  • Martin, Stephanie; Killorin, Mary; Colt, Steve (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2008-05)
    ISER researchers compiled and reviewed existing studies and data sources relating to the economic and social viability of remote rural Alaska communities. We particularly looked for possible linkages between high fuel ...

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