Fiscal Policy

Maximum Sustainable Yield (spendable earnings) $6 billion a year

ISER has long studied the fiscal policies of Alaska's state government, which has depended heavily on oil revenues since the 1970s. That work includes:

  • Outlining potential fiscal strategies for the state
  • Assessing potential non-oil revenue sources
  • Examining ways to improve the state's long-term fiscal planning
  • Documenting how much the state economy and government depend on oil revenues

Lead researcher: Scott Goldsmith, professor emeritus of economics, at osgoldsmith@uaa.alaska.edu

Most recent analyses:

Webnote 18. Comparing Alaska's Oil Production Taxes: Incentives and Assumptions (August 2014)

ACES vs MAPA (SB21): Revenues and Jobs (June 2014)

SB21 Sense and Nonsense The More Alaska Production Act (MAPA) (May 2014)

Webnote 17. Alaska's Oil Production Tax: Comparing the Old and the New (May 2014)

Fiscal Impacts of Alternative Land Use Scenarios for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (April 2014)


See the full list of fiscal policy analyses.

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