Prof. Kevin Berry Testifies in Joint House State Affairs and House Health & Human Services Committee Hearing
Prof. Kevin Berry testified to a joint meeting of the Alaska Legislature’s House State Affairs and House Health & Human Services Committees on Sept 9. Prof. Berry spoke about the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the Alaskan and national economies.
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Drs. Kevin Berry and Mouhcine Guettabi in U.S. News and World Report
As a result of government warnings and general fears, tourism and travel are expected to plunge in the coming weeks and months, particularly on cruise ships, which have begun temporarily suspending operations. And that'll be true regardless of whether COVID-19 eventually spreads to Alaska.
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Dr. Mouhcine Guettabi in APM
As the coronavirus continued to upend the global economy Monday in ways that threaten the stability of Alaska’s budget, the Permanent Fund and the tourism industry, Gov. Mike Dunleavy called a news conference to soothe Alaskans’ anxiety.
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Dr. Matthew Berman Featured in Anchorage Press
The evidence is clear that Alaskans would pay more under a statewide general sales tax than a state income tax. So why do polls consistently show that a statewide general sales tax is less objectionable to more Alaskans than a state income tax?
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Professor Kevin Berry on Coronavirus in KTOO
One of the biggest economic unknowns is what the coronavirus epidemic will mean for Alaska’s summer tourism. With a viral infection in the news, will they still want to crowd onto airplanes and cruise ships to get here?
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