A little about us

What We Do

We provide impartial projections of the health of the economy for use by business owners and government officials. From these projections, we provide objective, nonpartisan analyses on how those projection...

Who We Are

We are a nonpartisan economics firm that specializes in Alaska's economy. Our principal is Ed King; a professional economist, an economics professor, and a combat veteran. In total, Ed has...

How We Do It

We aggregate data from multiple sources into a comprehensive picture of our economy. While many government departments and for-profit agencies create forecasts specific to their field, we seek to find...


PFD Cuts Were Probably Unnecessary Sacrifices

Alaska has hired some very good people to manage the Permanent Fund, and they are good at their jobs. Every year, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC) beats the market […]

Yes, PFD Cuts are Taxes

As the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) checks hit our bank accounts in a few weeks (October 4th), the deposit will be $1,600 for each of us. This isn’t news. We’ve […]

Alaska by the Numbers – September Edition

Each Monday, I update my production and oil price models with the newest data from the week before. Then, I run a new set of simulations and post the results […]

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