Case Studies: Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Natural Gas Development
The impact of shale drilling on the economy, community, government agencies, and human services in four counties with significant shale development – Carroll County in Ohio, Greene and Tioga counties in Pennsylvania, and Wetzel County in West Virginia. April 10, 2014.
Oil and Gas Extraction as an Economic Development Strategy in the American West: A Longitudinal Performance Analysis, 1980-2011
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the relationships between oil and natural gas specialization and socioeconomic well-being during the period 1980 to 2011 in a large sample of counties within the six major oil- and gas-producing states in the interior U.S. By Headwaters Economics by Julia Haggerty, Patricia H. Gude, Mark Delorey, Ray Rasker, 2014.
Long-Term Energy Development Has Negative Impacts on Western Counties - See more at: http://headwaterseconomics.org/energy/western-counties-fossil-fuel-development#sthash.FLBAhGm5.dpuf
Prolonged oil and natural gas specialization leads to lower per capita income, more crime, and less educational attainment. By Headwaters. December 2013
Long-Term Energy Development Has Negative Impacts on Counties Fossil Fuel Specialization Leads to Lower Per Capita Income, More Crime and Less Educational Attainment
By Headwaters Economics, December, 2013 .
New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
No.1-2013; Articles include "The Economic Impact of Shale Gas Development on State and Local Economies: Benefits, Costs and Uncertainties" by Jannette M. Barth.
Shale gas exploration and production: Key issues and responsible business practices
Guidance note for financiers...March 2013. The Climate Principles--A framework for the finance sector.
THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF SHALE GAS DEVELOPMENT ON STATE AND LOCAL ECONOMIES: BENEFITS, COSTS, AND UNCERTAINTIES
A peer-reviewed article by Jannette M. Barth published in New Solutions, February 2013.
The Costs of Fracking The Price Tag of Dirty Drilling’s Environmental Damage
Who pays the cost of fracking? (Hint: it isn't the gas corporations,) PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center
Tony Dutzik and Elizabeth Ridlington, Frontier Group
John Rumpler, Environment America Research & Policy Center
Marcellus Shale: Land Ownership, Local Voice, and the Distribution of Lease and Royalty Dollars
Timothy W. Kelsey, Alex Metcalf, and Rodrigo Salcedo,
CECD Research Paper Series, Penn State, July 18,2012.
Making Shale Development Work for Ohio
Michael Farren, Amanda L. Weinstein, Mark D. Partridge Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy Summary and Report, June, 2012.
The Economic Impact of Shale Gas Development: Can New York Learn from Texas?
Economist Jannette Barth looks at the economic impact of shale gas extraction on Texas. May 5, 2012.
Marcellus Shale Gas Development: What Does It Mean for Pennsylvania Schools?
Marcellus Education Fact Sheet from Penn State University, 2012.
Extracting the Facts: An Investor Guide to Disclosing Risks from Hydraulic Fracturing Operations
Investor Environmental Health Network, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, February 2012.
HANDOUT: Balance Sheet for NYS: What is NYS's Net Equity from Shale Gas Development?
By economist Jannette M. Barth, Ph.D., January 4, 2012.
The Economic Value of Shale Natural Gas in Ohio
"Even with a significant conversion of vehicles ton natural gas, the energy sector as a whole has an employment share that is simply too small to significantly impact... unemployment rates.
Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, Ohio State University. By Amanda L. Weinstein and Mark D. Partridge, December, 2011
The Economic Consequences of Marcellus Shale Gas Extraction: Key Issues
By Christopherson, Rightor, Kay, Riha, Rahm, Rumback, Jacquet, Wilson, Morken, Cornell University Dept of City and Regional Planning, September 8, 2011.
Brief Statement on the Economic Impact of Gas Drilling in the Marcellus Shale
By Jannette M. Barth, Ph.D. (Updated August 18, 2011)
A COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSIS OF NATURAL GAS EXTRACTION IN THE MARCELLUS SHALE
By Susan Christopherson and Ned Rightor, May 2011.
Booms and Busts: The Impact of West Virginia's Energy Economy
By the West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy , July 2011.
North American Shale Gas Plays: More Unanswered Questions
By Jannette M. Barth, Ph.D., January 17, 2011.
Economists Concerned About Economic Impact on NYS of Shale Gas Exploration, Drilling, Production and Transmission
Dr. Jannette M. Barth, Ph.D., Dr. Edward C. Kokkelenberg, Ph.D., Dr. Timothy Mount, Ph.D. letter to Gov Cuomo, January 14, 2011.
The Reality of Jobs in the Gas Industry - Excerpt from Economist Jannette M. Barth Lecture
Excerpt from FRACKONOMICS, a lecture by Economist Jannette M. Barth, Ph.D. at the Ethical Culture Society, NYC. Barth looks at employment estimates made by industry funded researchers, and compares them to publicly available, and unbiased data. April 2012.
Unanswered Questions About The Economic Impact of Gas Drilling In the Marcellus Shale: Don’t Jump to Conclusions
The economic impact of drilling in several states does not support the conclusion that shale gas extraction will benefit New York State. Prepared by: Jannette M. Barth, Ph.D., JM Barth & Associates, Inc. March 2010.
Marcelus shale Gas Driling: What Does it Mean for Economc Development?
Dr. Susan Christopherson's Powerpoint presentation that accompaned her report on preliminary findings. November 2010.
Fossil Fuel Extraction as a County Economic Development Strategy: Are Energy-focusing Counties Benefiting?”
Most long-term analysis on communities that rely on “fossil fuel extraction” for economic development report overall negative consequences and diminished future competitiveness. Over one hundred counties studied over a thirty-five year period (1970 -2005). By Headwaters Economics. Revised July 2009
Impacts of Energy in Colorado
"Energy development in Colorado demands massive new investment by local government in services and infrastructure. Current state and local tax policies are not providing sufficient revenue to meet growing demands." A 2008 report by the independent Headwaters Economics.
Wyoming Boomtowns: Local Government Impacts & Natural Gas Drilling
A 2008 Penn State power point that looks at the three stages of natural gas development.
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