The Impact of Energy Booms on Local Workers

IZA World of Labor 468 (2019)

Posted: 25 Mar 2021

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Grant Jacobsen

University of Oregon - School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

One of the primary considerations in policy debates related to energy development is the projected effect of extraction on local workers. These debates have become more common in recent years because technological progress has enabled the extraction of unconventional sources of energy, such as shale gas and oil, spurring rapid energy development in many areas. This article discusses the empirical evidence on the effect of “energy booms” on local workers and the implications of this evidence for public policy.

Keywords: energy, energy booms, labor market, fracking, resource curse

Suggested Citation

Jacobsen, Grant, The Impact of Energy Booms on Local Workers (2019). IZA World of Labor 468 (2019), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3788611

Grant Jacobsen (Contact Author)

University of Oregon - School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management ( email )

1280 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
United States

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