ISER Authors in Economic Development Journal

A recent issue of the Economic Development Journal is devoted to articles about Alaska’s economy and includes three by ISER faculty members Gunnar Knapp, Bob Loeffler, and Mouhcine Guettabi. The journal is published by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), and this issue was released ahead of IEDC’s annual conference, held in Anchorage in October. The articles by ISER faculty are now available on the ISER website, with permission of the publisher.

Resource Revenues and Fiscal Sustainability: Lessons of the Alaska Disconnect (PDF, 522.9KB), by Gunnar Knapp, ISER director and professor of economics

Mining and Sustainable Communities: A Case Study of the Red Dog Mine (PDF, 482KB), by Bob Loeffler, ISER visiting professor of public policy

The Determinants of Small Business Success in Alaska: A Focus on the Creative Class (PDF, 240.6KB), by Mouhcine Guettabi, ISER assistant professor of economics

Read more to find summaries of the articles.

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November 13 Talk at ISER, 12 to 1

Yakutia: Its People, Culture, and Economy—and the Role of Air Transportation in Its Future Development

Olga Faizulina is a Fulbright visiting researcher and PhD student in economics from Yakutia, in Russia (see map). She is studying at ISER this year, analyzing how air transportation policy influences economic development and sustainability of small rural communities in Alaska. She first briefly describes the people, culture, and economy of Yakutia, and then discusses in more detail her previous research on the air transportation system in northern Russia.


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