By Julie Stricker
While oil prices are expected to remain low for at least the next decade, Alaska got some good news in late 2017: oil production is rising.
By Judy Mottl
If was just one word to describe the long-in-the-making Liberty Project slated for Alaska’s North Slope—a light-oil drilling operation that would boast a man-made 9.3-acre island and is projected to cost more than $1 billion—it would likely be “arduous.”
By Mouhcine Guettabi, Assistant Professor of Economics, Institute of Social and Economic Research UAA
While, understanding the potential short term effects from the imposition of taxes or government cuts seems to be fairly well understood, we try to quantify below the potential investment losses stemming from delaying a decision that provides fiscal stability.
By Tracy Barbour
For most employers in Alaska, workers’ compensation insurance is an integral part of operating a business. Workers' compensation is a system of insurance that protects workers and employers from some of the losses caused by on-the-job accidents and job-related illnesses. Before the system was implemented, injured workers would have to sue their employers for negligence to receive compensation. However, proving negligence was a time-consuming and costly endeavor for the injured worker as well as the employer.