Understanding Alaska’s recession

(Graphic Courtesy Alaska’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development)

Kathleen McCoy hosts two of the state’s top economists, to examine the Alaska economy that’s firmly in recession. Jonathan King, of Northern Economics, and Mouhcine Guettabi, of UAA’s Institute of Social and Economic Research, have modeled how bad the recession may be and how long it will last, as well as how the Legislature’s decisions could affect us. Choices on the state budget deficit could make the recession worse or longer. The economists’ work allows us to see how many jobs may be lost, how Alaska’s population will change and what the new normal will look like.





  • Jonathan King, senior economist, Northern Economics
  • Mouhcine Guettabi, economist, Institute of Social and Economic Research




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