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Dr. Tobias Schwoerer on Impact of Studded Tires in Alaska

New research from ISER’s Tobias Schwoerer, senior research professional, UAA’s Civil Engineering Department and the Alaska State Department of Transportation show that studded tire use in Alaska costs $13.7 million a year and reduces the asphalt surface life between 7 and 9 years, depending on traffic, location, and type of asphalt mix.

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Dr. Mouhcine Guettabi Featured in ADN

State government has 400 fewer workers than a year ago, following budget cuts including the governor’s vetoes of more than $200 million in August, which he said were needed to help close a giant deficit. The effects of some budget cuts haven’t been fully felt, economists said.

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Dr. Darren Prokop Discusses ANC in FreightWaves

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) is another logistical center of gravity. In this case it is a gateway to the United States for outbound Asia air cargo. About 80% of this traffic lands at the airport for refueling. Why should that be when these air cargo planes are quite capable of overflying Anchorage?

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Science News Magazine Features Research From Drs. Brett Watson, Mouhcine Guettabi, Matthew Reimer, and Andrew Bibler

The Alaska Permanent Fund dividend, now in its 38th year, is providing valuable data for research into universal basic income, or UBI — an idea gaining traction in public debate thanks in part to Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang making it a cornerstone of his campaign.

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Dr. Kevin Berry Analyzes Bike to Work Day

Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) Assistant Professor of Economics, Dr. Kevin Berry, recently published a report for Bike Anchorage and the Municipality of Anchorage estimating and evaluating the impact of organized promotional events on the number of individuals cycling to work in Anchorage, Alaska, specifically “Bike to Work Day” (BTWD).

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