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dc.contributor.authorAgerton, Mark
Hartley, Peter
Medlock, Kenneth B. III
Temzelides, Ted
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-22T16:34:01Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-22T16:34:01Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Agerton, Mark, Hartley, Peter, Medlock, Kenneth B. III, et al.. "Employment Impacts of Upstream Oil and Gas Investment in the United States." (2014) James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy of Rice University: http://bakerinstitute.org/research/employment-impacts-upstream-oil-and-gas-investment-united-states/.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/91285
dc.description.abstract Technological progress in the exploration and production of oil and gas during the 2000s has led to a boom in upstream investment and has increased the domestic supply of fossil fuels. It is unknown, however, how many jobs this boom has created. We use time-series methods at the national level and dynamic panel methods at the state level to understand how the increase in exploration and production activity has impacted employment. We find robust statistical support for the hypothesis that changes in drilling for oil and gas as captured by rig counts do, in fact, have an economically meaningful and positive impact on employment. The strongest impact is contemporaneous, though months later in the year also experience statistically and economically meaningful growth. Once dynamic effects are accounted for, we estimate that an additional rig count results in the creation of 37 jobs immediately and 224 jobs in the long run, though our robustness checks suggest that these multipliers could be bigger.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy of Rice University
dc.relation.urihttp://bakerinstitute.org/research/employment-impacts-upstream-oil-and-gas-investment-united-states/
dc.title Employment Impacts of Upstream Oil and Gas Investment in the United States
dc.type Working paper
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