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Characterizing Production in the Barnett Shale Resource: Essays on Efficiency, Operator Effects and Well Decline
This dissertation is composed of three papers in the field of energy economics. The first paper estimates revenue and technical efficiency for more than 11,000 wells that were drilled in the Barnett between 2000 and 2010, ...
Four Essays on Applied Energy Economics and Policy
This thesis is divided in two parts. The first part (chapters 1 and 2) studies capacity payments in the electricity sector. The second part (chapter 3 and 4) is on gasoline retail markets. The first chapter explores welfare ...
Essays on Oil Volatility, Storage, and Investment
Recent oil market developments have made the understanding of both short term and long term oil price term structure and volatility an essential component in the decision making process. Short term volatility and the oil ...
Anatomy of a North American Shale Boom: The Dynamics of Leasing, Drilling, and Learning
The two main chapters of this thesis study how mineral leasing, drilling decisions, and learning by firms interact over time in unconventional U.S. oil and gas plays. The first chapter uses a stylized, theoretical model ...
Essays on Crude Oil Markets and Electricity Access
In the first chapter I discuss how OPEC's internal costs restrict their ability collude. Where membership in 2007 was anchored by three large, low-cost producers in Iran, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia, by 2015 Venezuela and ...
Four Essays on the Economics of Natural Gas Markets
This dissertation consists of four different essays which examine the pricing decisions, costs and strategic considerations of natural gas suppliers in the European and North American natural gas markets. The first essay ...