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The economic impact of shale gas extraction: A review of existing studies

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  • Kinnaman, Thomas C.
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    Recent advances in drilling technology have allowed for the profitable extraction of natural gas from deep underground shale rock formations. Several reports sponsored by the gas industry have estimated the economic effects of the shale gas extraction on incomes, employment, and tax revenues. None of these reports has been published in an economics journal and therefore have not been subjected to the peer review process. Yet these reports may be influential to the formation of public policy. This commentary provides written reviews of several studies purporting to estimate the economic impact of gas extraction from shale beds. Due to questionable assumptions, the economic impacts estimated in these reports are very likely overstated.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Ecological Economics.

    Volume (Year): 70 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 7 (May)
    Pages: 1243-1249

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolec:v:70:y:2011:i:7:p:1243-1249

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    Keywords: Natural gas extraction Economic impacts Input-output models;

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    1. Mathieu Bordigoni, 2013. "L'impact du coût de l'énergie sur la compétitivité de l'industrie manufacturière," Working Papers hal-00916123, HAL.
    2. Eleanor Stephenson & Karena Shaw, 2013. "¨ A Dilemma of Abundance: Governance Challenges of Reconciling Shale Gas Development and Climate Change Mitigation," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 5(5), pages 2210-2232, May.
    3. Munasib, Abdul & Rickman, Dan S., 2014. "Regional Economic Impacts of the Shale Gas and Tight Oil Boom: A Synthetic Control Analysis," MPRA Paper 57681, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Virginia Di Nino & Ivan Faiella, 2013. "The “new” non-conventional hydrocarbons: the solution to the energy conundrum?," Questioni di Economia e Finanza (Occasional Papers) 205, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.
    5. Holahan, Robert & Arnold, Gwen, 2013. "An institutional theory of hydraulic fracturing policy," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 94(C), pages 127-134.
    6. Dusan Paredes Araya & Timothy Komarek & Scott Loveridge, 2014. "Assessing the Income and Employment Effects of Shale Gas Extraction Windfalls: Evidence from the Marcellus Region," Documentos de Trabajo en Economia y Ciencia Regional 51, Universidad Catolica del Norte, Chile, Department of Economics, revised Mar 2014.
    7. Arora, Vipin, 2013. "Aggregate impacts of recent U.S. natural gas trends," MPRA Paper 43708, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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