Two UAA staff recently presented information to the Alaska Legislature about the impact of the COVID-19 restrictions on the Alaska economy.  Mouhcine Guettabi (ISER) and Nolan Klouda (UAA’s Business Enterprise Institute) made presentations to the House Labor and Commerce Committee on April 24, 2020.  Video and audio from that hearing can be found online.

Mouhcine Guettabi’s presentation (PDF, 2MB) and Nolan Klouda’s presentation (PDF, 2MB) are both available for download. Both presentations emphasize that we know the economic impact is severe, even if we cannot yet measure those impacts precisely.  Dr. Guettabi’s presentation includes a variety of background information that provides context for the economic impacts that we are observing.