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Goldsmith talks about increased construction with APRN

Scott Goldsmith, Professor Emeritus of Economics at ISER, spoke with Abbey Collins of Alaska Public Radio Network last week about increased construction spending in Alaska, particularly increases in petroleum and national defense spending. These increases, along with spending as a result of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake in November, are contributing to what Goldsmith estimates to be about  a 10% increase in construction spending over 2018.  Goldsmith's estimates of spending by sector are available in the 16th annual construction forecast, prepared for the Associated General Contractors of Alaska.

2019-06-20T13:54:56-08:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Community resilience in the face of last-chance tourism in the Arctic

Tourism in Alaska is a growth industry, with much of the revenue generated below the Arctic Circle. But the Arctic’s unique natural environment and tourists’ desire to see the Arctic before it changes – sometimes […]

2019-06-19T13:29:39-08:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

What we know about the effect of the PFD on socio-economic well-being and what more we could learn

For the last 37 years, Alaska residents have received a Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD), but it is only recently that researchers have begun to analyze the effect of the PFD on the socio-economic well-being of […]

2019-06-26T13:57:12-08:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

ISER director discusses Alaska economy, demographics and state budget

Ralph Townsend, ISER director, gave presentations on Alaska’s economy and the state budget (PPTX, 701KB) to the Board of Directors of the Alaska Federation of Natives, CIRI’s Tikahtnu Forum and the Fairbanks Chamber of […]

2019-06-11T13:17:18-08:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
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