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Guettabi: Investing for Alaska’s Future

There are positive signs that the recession is coming to an end, with a slight growth in jobs during January and February 2019, but the recovery is fragile and will be sensitive to changes in oil prices and budget cuts, Mouhcine Guettabi, associate professor of Economics and ISER faculty told attendees at a series of Alaska Economic Summits sponsored by Northrim Bank in April.

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Dr. Mouhcine Guettabi

Dr. Mouhcine Guettabi Testifies before the House and Senate Finance Committees

Perhaps the most interesting set of hearings during the week of March 4th was the House and Senate Finance Committee’s review of the projected economic impacts of the Governor’s proposed FY20 budget. The committees separately engaged economists from state agencies, the Governor’s office, and UAA’s Institute of Social & Economic Research to assess the economic impact budget cuts will have. 

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Professor John Duffy receiving an honorary doctorate

John Duffy Receives Honorary Doctorate from National University of Mongolia

The School of International Relations and Public Administration (SIRPA) at the National University of Mongolia (NUM) conveyed an honorary doctorate to Professor John Duffy, Ph.D., of the University of Alaska Anchorage, on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.

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Diane Sleszynski and Willie Hensley

Diane Sleszynski Came a Long Way to take Willie Hensley's Class

Diane Sleszynski's commute from Lutz, Florida, to Anchorage is 3,700 miles one way and takes roughly 20 hours, and that’s if the layovers are generous. Despite the hefty price tag and time commitment, Sleszynski is more than happy to pay it.

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