Institute of Social and Economic Research

Welcome to ISER

Thank you for visiting the Institute of Social and Economic Research in the College of Business and Public Policy at the University of Alaska Anchorage.  ISER is Alaska's oldest public policy research organization, founded soon after Alaska became a state. ISER's research offers a broad look at all the issues that have been important in Alaska from the 1960s through the present.

ISER's Mission

ISER enhances the well-being of Alaskans and others, through non-partisan research that helps people understand social and economic systems and supports informed public and private decision-making.

ISER carries out its mission by:

  • Focusing attention on critical economic and social issues in Alaska, the Arctic, and similar regions
  • Engaging in basic and applied research leading to better understanding of those issues
  • Disseminating knowledge through publications and other media, community involvement, public service, and teaching


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