My Turn: A model for Alaska's road to economic growth: Boutique steps

...economies grow? Focus has shifted from capital and labor to higher productivity and human capital embodied in knowledge. MIT economist Cesar Hidalgo now argues that economies grow if they are good at making information. This notion got us thinking that funding...
Paper: Cooperate rather than lead on LNG

ANCHORAGE - A leading U.S. economist says a large natural gas pipeline project is vital to the state's...sources and strengthen its finances, said Margo Thorning, chief economist for the American Council for Capital Formation, a Washington...
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Falling oil gouges state budget deeper

...our situation is such that it warrants early and often communications," Pitney said.Also speaking was Gunnar Knapp, an economist and director of the University of Alaska Institute of Social and Economic Research. In the next few months, Knapp explained...
China's devaluing of currency could reverberate globally

...said Eswar Prasad, an international economist at Cornell University.Yet many economists...past 12 months.Michael Feroli, an economist at JPMorgan Chase, suggested that the...for a September" rate increase.USB economist Tao Wang said Beijing would likely move...
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Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

...way they pay hospitals and doctors to emphasize quality over quantity.Even so, the report is "not great news," said economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum, a center-right think tank."The main point is that the...
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Alaska unemployment rate stood at 6.3 percent last month

...month, unchanged since January. But a state labor department economist says the downward trend in the rate since last fall may not...September implementation of new work search requirements.Economist Caroline Schultz says there could be an increase in claim...
Alaska economist: Cut state spending by $1.5B

...drained, a University of Alaska Anchorage economist said Monday in a forum hosted by the...back to $5.5 billion, an amount the economist says the state can afford, the Anchorage...hopes to save," he said.Halcro and economist Jonathan King of Northern Economics Inc...
Fed is moving toward rate hike, but just when still unclear

...was approved on a 10-0 vote.Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at Northern Trust, noted that the policymakers appear sharply...great deal of uncertainty," said Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at Northern Trust."We are expecting the first move in September...
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Bristol Bay sockeye harvest not meeting projections

...20-year average for caught sockeye salmon is at 23.5 million, with 41.1 million caught last year.McDowell Group fisheries economist Andy Wink says this year's slump could help unload canned and frozen inventory leftover from last year."In the long run...
After vote win, Greece looks to rebuild talks

...the hard-talking professor who clashed regularly with his European counterparts.Euclid Tsakalotos, a 55-year-old economist, appears more willing to reach a compromise with creditors and will be tested as soon as today, when he will meet the other...
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