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Sharman Haley

ISER Affiliate


Research: well-being in Arctic communities; socioeconomics of mining, oil, and gas development

  • Ph.D. Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1994
    • Fields of Concentration: Public Finance, Methodology and History of Economic Thought, and Labor
    • Dissertation Title: Economic Methodology for Policy Analysis: The Modeling of Corporate Taxation
  • B.A. (cum laude), Social Studies and Computer Science, Radcliffe College, 1974
  • International School of America, Asia, field study in Cultural Anthropology, 1971-72
  • University of Alaska, Juneau, 24 credits, Economics and Alaska Native Cultures, 1977-1983
  • University of Washington, Seattle, 12 credits, Economics and Management, 1976, 1984

I have been researching social science and public policy issues at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) since 1994. I retired from full-time employment in 2011 but still do occasional projects. I received my doctorate in economics from University of California Berkley in 1994. Prior to that I worked in Juneau as a public policy analyst from 1976 to 1985. My research interests have centered on human development and well-being in Arctic communities at the intersection between the traditional subsistence economy and large-scale resource development. Some recent research themes appear below. An emerging new interest of mine is cognitive development in adolescents and risky decision-making.