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New research finds that elodea, Alaska’s first aquatic invasive weed, will negatively affect the recreation experiences of Alaska’s floatplane pilots

The Institute of Social and Economic Research’s Dr. Tobias Schwoerer, Dr. Jennifer Schmidt, and Kyle Borash alongside the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Dr. Joseph Little, published a new article, “Hitchhikers on floats to Arctic freshwater: Private aviation and recreation loss from aquatic invasion”, in the latest issue of Ambio. […]

2019-12-10T16:01:06-09:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Hirshberg presents at education conference in Finland and will co-edit a new book on circumpolar education

Dr. Diane Hirshberg traveled to Joensuu, Finland to meet with collaborators on a new project called Enhancing Equity and Inclusion in Education in Circumpolar North (EICN). Funded by the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education (DASHE) in support of UArctic Networking Activities on Arctic Research and Education, the […]

2019-12-02T12:09:19-09:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

A simple decomposition of Alaska’s Labor force

Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) Associate Professor of Economics, Dr. Mouhcine Guettabi, recently released his report, A simple decomposition of Alaska’s labor force participation rate, which details his research surrounding the steady decline in the percentage of people working or seeking employment over the past two decades […]

2019-12-03T15:13:05-09:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Guettabi to Participate on Upcoming Alaska Common Ground Panel

Institute of Social and Economic Research Associate Professor of Economics, Dr. Mouhcine Guettabi, is to participate on an upcoming panel to follow up on the forum earlier this year, The Costs of Alaska’s Economic Roller Coaster, which examined and discussed the costs of a start-and-stop economy and […]

2019-12-02T10:39:51-09:00December 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

CBHRS researchers present about Alaska opioid evaluation at AEA

Researchers from ISER’s Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services (CBHRS) shared work evaluating Alaska’s response to the opioid crisis at the recent meeting of the American Evaluation Association held in Minneapolis, MN. Bridget Hanson presented about the methodology used for recent key informant interviews with individuals who had administered […]

2019-11-19T11:32:00-09:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: CBHRS, News|Tags: , , |

Visualizing Economic Connections among Fisheries: A New Tool for Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management

Anyone who has seen a food web of a marine ecosystem has seen a model in which little fish eat plankton, medium-sized fish eat little fish, and the biggest fish eat everything else. A food web is a familiar way to conceptualize the ecological connectivity of marine species. In a paper titled “Defining the Economic Scope for Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management”, and published this year in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, we pose and examine the question: could a parallel model be used to conceptualize economic connectivity and explore the management implications of policy choices?

2019-11-15T16:19:24-09:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Prof. Kevin Berry Investigator on Project Awarded $1.5 Million by NSF

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced it would award $18.3 million across 16 projects to researchers funded by the National Science Foundation’s Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems (CNH2) program. The NSF explains, “CNH2 supports research that advances a basic scientific understanding of integrated socio-environmental systems and the complex interactions […]

2019-11-14T11:22:40-09:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

U.S. Department of Education releases study co-authored by Diane Hirshberg on Title VI Indian Education Formula Grants

Dr. Diane Hirshberg is co-author of a just-released report on how districts and schools use Title VI Indian Education Formula Grants. The study examines the implementation of the Title VI grants and addresses the services that Title VI funds support, how grantees work with stakeholders to identify program-eligible children, and how they measure progress toward their project objectives. This study, led by SRI International, was conducted for the U.S. Department of Education Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development Policy and Program Studies Service.

2019-11-07T16:37:50-09:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Should the Permanent Fund be constitutionally structured as an endowment?

Director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) and Professor of Economics, Dr. Ralph Townsend, will participate in an upcoming debate with ISER’s former director and Professor Emeritus of Economics, Dr. Gunnar Knapp. Moderated by another former director of ISER and Professor Emeritus of Economics, Dr. Scott Goldsmith, […]

2019-11-04T14:43:16-09:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
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