How Do Higher Fuel Prices Affect Alaska’s Transportation System and Economy?

Alaska relies much more on air and water transportation than the Lower 48 states do, so it’s especially vulnerable to the kinds of fuel price spikes that happened in mid-2008 and again between 2009 and 2010. A new report analyzes how higher fuel prices affect the costs of transportation in the state and work their way through the economy. It is the first study of this kind for Alaska. The authors are ISER economists Ginny Fay, Tobias Schwörer, Mouhcine Guettabi, and Jeffrey Armagost.

Read the summary (PDF, 1.1MB) or full report (PDF, 2.8MB)

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