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My Turn: Treadwell's national sales tax pitch wrong for Alaska

...price of doctor's visits and hospital visits by $3,000. In fact, according to Alaska Institute of Social and Economic Research data, a 30 percent tax on health care would increase Alaskans' out-of-pocket health costs by $163 million...
Big Oil almost erases decline for FY 2014

...the oil production.Tichotsky said state economists Loren Crawford and Tim Harper, in the Revenue Department's Economic Research Group, compiled the production numbers.A number of new oil development projects have been announced for the North...
Slack Tide: Juneau is ...

...5 Foot-long" costs $8....according to a 2012 Cost of Living Index from the Council for Community and Economic Research, the 10th most expensive city in the U.S.-hence the $8 "$5 Foot-long."...still almost 20 percent...
Oil is critical to Alaska's economy

...Without oil, Alaska would look very different. According to the University of Alaska Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), an Alaska sans petroleum would be about half the size it is today - and totally dominated by the federal...
US hiring surges as unemployment dips

...Brothers."Since February, this has now become a textbook jobs expansion," said Patrick O'Keefe, director of economic research at the consultancy CohnReznick. "It is both broad and accelerating."Economists say the steady U.S. job gains...
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My Turn: $2B 'giveaway' sound bite is dangerous distraction

Over the years, I've read many of the reports written for the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER). In May, ISER published the report funded by Northrim Bank and written by Dr. Scott Goldsmith entitled, "Alaska's...
My Turn: Economic research shows Alaska is better off under new oil tax of the state's economy. Scott is now professor emeritus at the University of Alaska Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), where he's worked for the past 39 years, concentrating on the particular fiscal problems of an economy...
Analysis: SB21 working as hoped oil tax system has already failed. The report, by economist Scott Goldsmith of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at UAA, attributes only 4 percent of the state's decline in revenue to the new oil tax structure.Anchorage Republican...
My Turn: Promises, promises a loss. Second, Dr. Goldsmith, an economist with the University of Alaska Anchorage Institute of Social and Economic Research, correctly states the other revenue losses (96 percent) were due falling oil prices and production that would...
My Turn: Real facts on oil tax reform

...Senate debate when he said, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion but not to his own facts." Thanks to the economic research and analysis by Dr. Scott Goldsmith, Professor Emeritus Economics UAA, we can now look at real facts in the ongoing...


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