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Introducing New Faculty

In recent times ISER has broadened its research capacity in economics and public policy by adding three new faculty members. Diwakar Vadapalli is an assistant professor of public policy at ISER. His PhD in social welfare is from Case Western University. Before coming to ISER he worked as a community planner and local government specialist in rural Alaska. Mouhcine Guettabi is an assistant professor of economics at ISER, with a PhD in economics from Oklahoma State University. His fields of specialization are regional and urban economics, applied microeconomics, and health economics. Matt Reimer holds a PhD in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Davis. He is an assistant professor of economics at ISER, with interests in environmental and resource economics, focusing on fisheries policy. Read more about the work these new faculty members are doing.

July 17th, 2013|

A Brief Introduction to Alaska’s Economy

On June 14, UAA hosted a roundtable discussion about the new national strategy for the Arctic region, which the Obama administration recently announced. That discussion brought representatives from the Obama administration and federal agencies to Anchorage to talk with with local and state officials, business people, and private citizens. To help federal officials better understand Alaska's economy, Gunnar Knapp, ISER's interim director, made a presentation, A Brief Introduction to Alaska's Economy. Download the presentation (PDF, 7.4MB) with the accompanying audio recording (MP3, 11.83MB).

June 24th, 2013|
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