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What’s Happened to the Alaska Economy Since Oil Prices Dropped?

Alaska lost nearly 2,300 jobs—about 1% of all wages and salary jobs— from March 2014 through March 2016. But not all areas of the state and sectors of the economy lost jobs. In a new paper, Mouhcine Guettabi, assistant professor of economics at ISER, examines jobs losses statewide and by area and economic sector. This is the first in a series of short papers that will examine various economic and fiscal issues important to Alaska.

Download the paper (PDF, 752KB). If you have questions, call the author at 907-786-5496 or email him at mguettabi@alaska.edu.

November 9th, 2016|

Free Admission to November 4 Events at Anchorage Museum

ISER researchers and staff of Identity, Inc. helped  with an exhibit,  “Gender Identity in the North,” that is opening Friday, November 4, at the Anchorage Museum (625 C Street). There will also be a panel discussion that evening, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., on contemporary and historical gender identity in the North. Admission is free to the general public for the November 4 events. Learn about November 5 and November 12 interactive events.

November 3rd, 2016|

Lunchtime Talk: Salmon, People, Place: Coastal Alaska Communities that Depend on Fisheries

In this presentation, Davin Holen, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will discuss his dissertation, which examines the intersection of commercial and subsistence fishing in Alaska for food security, culture, and community well-being. His multi-year project documents how the economic and cultural value of salmon promotes the long-term viability of coastal Alaska communities.

When: Friday, November 4, 12 to 1
Where: ISER Conference Room ,
Third Floor, 1901 Bragaw St, Suite 301.

Note: Those who can’t attend in person can stream the talk live at: http://stream.iseralaska.org

October 28th, 2016|

New Article by Director of CBHRS

Diane King, director of the Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services at ISER, is one of the authors of a recent article, "Perspectives of LGBQT Older Adults on Aging in Place: A Qualitative Investigation," published in the Journal of Homosexuality. Learn more.

October 25th, 2016|

New Book Features Five ISER Authors

akpoliticsandpublicpolicy_bookcoverA new book on Alaska politics and public policy, edited by Clive Thomas and published by the University of Alaska Press, includes chapters by five current and former ISER faculty members. The book, Alaska Politics and Public Policy: The Dynamics of Beliefs, Institutions, Personalities, and Power, has chapters written by former ISER directors Fran Ulmer, Gunnar Knapp, and Scott Goldsmith, as well as Diane Hirshberg, director of the Center for Alaska Education Policy Research at ISER, and Alexandra Hill, ISER's associate director for finance and administration. Learn more.

October 24th, 2016|

Lunchtime Talk: Knowledge Accumulation in the Social Sciences

Dr Ralph Townsend

In his first seminar as ISER's director, Ralph Townsend will discuss knowledge accumulation in the social sciences, and why thinking about that topic is important for ISER and other research organizations that study social problems. Please join us for this talk.

When: Friday, October 21, 12 to 1
Where: ISER Conference Room ,
Third Floor, 1901 Bragaw St, Suite 301.

Note: Those who can’t attend in person can stream the talk live at: http://stream.iseralaska.org

October 19th, 2016|
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