Sharman Haley

Professor of Public Policy (retired / adjunct)

907-786-7710

haley.sharman@gmail.com

Research: well-being in Arctic communities; socioeconomics of mining, oil, and gas development


  • Ph.D. Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1994
    • Fields of Concentration: Public Finance, Methodology and History of Economic Thought, and Labor
    • Dissertation Title: Economic Methodology for Policy Analysis: The Modeling of Corporate Taxation
  • B.A. (cum laude), Social Studies and Computer Science, Radcliffe College, 1974
  • International School of America, Asia, field study in Cultural Anthropology, 1971-72
  • University of Alaska, Juneau, 24 credits, Economics and Alaska Native Cultures, 1977-1983
  • University of Washington, Seattle, 12 credits, Economics and Management, 1976, 1984

I have been researching social science and public policy issues at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) since 1994. I retired from full-time employment in 2011 but still do occasional projects. I received my doctorate in economics from University of California Berkley in 1994. Prior to that I worked in Juneau as a public policy analyst from 1976 to 1985. My research interests have centered on human development and well-being in Arctic communities at the intersection between the traditional subsistence economy and large-scale resource development. Some recent research themes appear below. An emerging new interest of mine is cognitive development in adolescents and risky decision-making.

Assessment of risks in Arctic offshore development: What different paradigms of risk are employed by different stakeholders? How can risk be evaluated and integrated into decision-making?

Institutional analysis: Can improved institutional design help reduce conflict and promote ecosystem-based management in the Arctic marine environment?

Social Capital, social ties and well-being: Social ties are the most important factor for well-being. The subsistence economy is rich in sharing relations and strong social ties. The cash economy is characterized by a more diverse set of weak ties. What are the social effects of increasing integration in the cash economy?

Socioeconomics of mining and oil and gas: What are the net benefits for local communities of mining or oil and gas development? What factors determine the relative benefits?

I enjoy grandparenting, hiking and back-country skiing.

For more information about my professional background, check out my curriculum vita.

Short Resume


Education
  • Ph.D. Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1994
    • Fields of Concentration: Public Finance, Methodology and History of Economic Thought, and Labor
    • Dissertation Title: Economic Methodology for Policy Analysis: The Modeling of Corporate Taxation
  • B.A. (cum laude), Social Studies and Computer Science, Radcliffe College, 1974
  • International School of America, Asia, field study in Cultural Anthropology, 1971-72
  • University of Alaska, Juneau, 24 credits, Economics and Alaska Native Cultures, 1977-1983
  • University of Washington, Seattle, 12 credits, Economics and Management, 1976, 1984
Professional Experience
  • 2014-2015: Affiliate Professor, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington.
    Teaching: Research methods; behavioral science in public policy.
  • 2011-present: Adjunct Professor, Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Alaska Anchorage.
    Research: risk and decision making in the Arctic marine environment; social capital and social ties in the subsistence and market economies; cognitive development in adolescents and risky decision-making.
  • 2006-2011: Professor, Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Alaska Anchorage.
    Research: human dimensions of extractive industries in the Arctic; risk and decision making in the Arctic marine environment; institutional design for cooperative planning and management in the marine environment; social capital and social ties in the subsistence and market economies; business and community development in remote regions.
  • 2001-2006: Associate Professor, Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Alaska Anchorage.
    Research: human dimensions of oil and gas development in the Arctic; economics experiments on information and tax policy; Alaska fiscal policy; program evaluation for rural sanitation and urban homeless programs.
  • 10/2000-4/2001: Visiting associate professor, Energy Policy and Planning Program, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
    Research: Stakeholder relations and community involvement practices in the oil industry in the western Amazon.
  • 1994-2000: Assistant professor, Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Alaska Anchorage.
    Research: Travel cost analysis of sport fishing; cost-benefit analysis of sport-commercial fish allocation; economic value of job satisfaction; program evaluation for rural sanitation operations, maintenance and management; community development modeling; outcomes assessment in higher education
  • 1979-1993: Consultant.
    Work included: Alaska state revenues and expenditures, investment climate, timber management, socioeconomic impacts, needs assessment, health finance.
  • 1984-1985: Senior policy analyst, House Research Agency, Alaska State Legislature
    Work included: Policy research and analysis on diverse legislative issues.
  • 1982-1984: Special assistant, Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission
    Work included: Oversee agency litigation, legislation, and regulation changes; develop digest of limited entry law; policy analysis as assigned; computer applications in SAS.
Selected Recent Papers and Publications
  • "Indigenous Employment, Training and Retention: Successes and Challenges at Red Dog Mine," with David Fischer, Chapter 1 in Natural Resource Extraction and Indigenous Livelihoods: Development Challenges in an Era of Globalisation, eds. Emma Gilberthorpe & Gavin Hilson; Ashgate Publishing, UK; forthcoming 2013.
  • Risk Management in the Arctic Offshore: Wicked Problems Require New Paradigms.” ISER Working Paper 2011.3. with Mandy Kämpf. 2011.
  • "Observing Trends and Assessing Data for Arctic Mining," with Nick Szymoniak, Matthew Klick, Tobias Schwoerer and Andrew Crow; Polar Geography, 34(1-2) 37-61, 2011.
  • "Strengthening Institutions for Stakeholder Involvement and Ecosystem-based Management in the U.S. Arctic Offshore," Chapter 6.6 in North by 2020: Perspectives on a Changing North, eds. Amy Lovecraft and Hajo Eicken; with L. Chartier, G. Gray, C. Meek, J. Powell, A. Rosenberg, and J. Rosenberg; University of Alaska Press, forthcoming 2011.
  • "Coastal and offshore oil and gas development: Balancing interests and reducing risks through collaboration and information exchange" ed. with Hajo Eicken, Section 9 in North by 2020: Perspectives on a Changing North, eds. Amy Lovecraft and Hajo Eicken; University of Alaska Press, forthcoming 2011.
  • "Cooperative Solutions to Wicked Problems," presentation to the Strengthening Institutions: Strategies for Cooperative Management in the Marine Environment of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas workshop, Anchorage Alaska, March 3 2011.
  • "The Role of Stakeholders in Managing Arctic Ocean Resources," invited presentation to the "Balancing Multiple Uses of Natural Resources in the Arctic" session of the National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment, Washington D.C., January 22, 2011.
  • "Strengthening institutions: Local involvement in offshore oil and gas management," with M. Galginaitis, G. Gray, C. Meek, J. Powell, J. Rosenberg, and B. Valcic, in Proceedings of the Lessons from Continuity and Change in the Fourth Internal Polar Year Symposium, Fairbanks (March 2009), Inland Northwest Research Association, http://institute.inra.org/ipy/post%20symposium.html .
  • "Social Conditions," with Ginny Fay, Hannah Griego and Ben Saylor, Appendices F and G, in Red Dog Mine Extension Aqqaluk Project, Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2009. http://www.reddogseis.com/Final_SEIS.asp
  • "The Impact of Resource Development on Social Ties: Theory and Methods for Assessment," with James Magdanz, Chapter 2 in Earth Matters: Indigenous People, the Extractive Industries and Corporate Social Responsibility, eds. Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh and Saleem Ali, Dias Greenleaf Publishers, November 2008.
  • "Expanding Oil and Gas Activities on the North Slope of Alaska," with Aslaug Mikkelsen and Olaug Øygarden, Chapter 7 in Arctic Oil and Gas: The Challenges of Sustainable Development, eds. Aslaug Mikkelsen and Oluf Langhelle, Frances and Taylor: London, August 2008.
  • "Social and Economic Effects of Oil and Gas Activities in the Arctic", with Michael Baffrey, Henry Huntington et al., Chapter 3 in Assessment of Potential Effects of Oil and Gas Activities in the Arctic, a report of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme of the Arctic Council, 2008. http://www.amap.no/oga/
  • Viable Business Enterprises for Rural Alaska: Community Factors and Entrepreneurial Strategies, with Virginia Fay, Jane Angvik and Cami Woolam. ISER 2008. http://ced.uaa.alaska.edu/vibes/index.htm
  • "Institutional Assets for Negotiating the Terms of Development: Indigenous Collective Action and Oil in Ecuador and Alaska," Economic Development and Cultural Change, vol. 53 no. 1, October 2004, pp. 191-213.
Recent Professional Service
  • Independent Science Review, Socioeconomic Panel, The Keystone Center Dialogue on the Potential Development of the Pebble Mine, October 10-11, 2012.
  • Workshop co-organizer (with Chanda Meek, UAF) for "Strengthening Institutions: Strategies for Cooperative Management in the Marine Environment of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas," funded by National Science Foundation and Oak Foundation, March 3-5, 2011, Anchorage. http://www.iarc.uaf.edu/NX2020/SI
  • Seminar co-chair (with Hajo Eicken, UAF) for "Defining Risk in Arctic Coastal and Offshore Resource Development: Perspectives and International Standards," videoconferenced between UAA, UAF, UAS, BOEMRE and Barrow, Sept. 2010-May, 2011. Funded by North by 2020. http://www.iarc.uaf.edu/NX2020/seminar-defining-risk-in-arctic
  • Founder and Director of the ProCreativity film project. 2009-2011. http://www.outloudmedia.org/page3/page3.html

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