Matthew Berman

Matthew Berman is Professor of Economics with the Institute of Social and Economic
Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage. His main research fields include economic
and social organization, institutional performance, and social-ecological systems, with an
emphasis on Arctic regions. The systems approach examines how people interact at different
scales ranging from households and families to global markets and governance structures to
shape individual and collective decisions affecting well-being. Matt has applied a systems
perspective to address a variety of research questions in Alaska and elsewhere, including
mobility as an indicator of community well-being, and adaptive capacity and resilience of
urban and rural communities experiencing effects of climate change. He teaches
undergraduate courses in energy economics and the economy of Alaska.

Affiliation: Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage


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