The Impact of Energy Booms on Local Workers
IZA World of Labor 468 (2019)
Posted: 25 Mar 2021
Date Written: 2019
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
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