An Introduction to the Alaska Economy

Gunnar Knapp, professor of economics at ISER, takes a broad look at the forces that shape Alaska’s economy. A February 2012 presentation (PDF, 3.4MB).…

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Alaska’s Experience with Arctic Oil and Gas Development: History, Policy Issues, and Lessons

A presentation (PDF, 5.7MB) by Gunnar Knapp, professor of economics at ISER, to Energies of the High North – Arctic Frontiers 2012, in Tromsø, Norway, January 25, 2012…

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Alaska Journal of Commerce: State, ISER Seek better student data

Alaska Journal of Commerce reports on the Institute of Social and Economic Research teaming up with the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education to learn more about students as they enter college.

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Lunchtime Talk: Gender, Well-Being, and Climate Change in the Arctic

Amy Lauren Lovecraft of the University of Alaska Fairbanks is studying how climate change in the Arctic affects men and women differently, as well as key differences in the vulnerability of populations to changing climate in the Arctic and in more arid or tropical areas to the south. Please join us to hear Dr. Lovecraft talk about her research. When: Monday, February 13, 12 to 1 Where: ISER Conference Room, Fifth Floor, Diplomacy Building Download the PDF announcement (209KB).
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Alaska’s Construction Spending: 2012 Forecast

The total value of construction spending statewide in 2012 will be $7.7 billion, up 3% from the level in 2011. That’s the finding of the 2012 Alaska construction spending forecast, prepared by Scott Goldsmith and Mary Killorin of ISER for the Construction Industry Progress Fund and the Associated General Contractors of Alaska.  Private spending for construction will be up, and large state capital budgets in recent years have offset the decline in federal construction spending.

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