Countering the Shale Energy Boom/Bust Cycle in Ohio

Ohio needs to take steps to make sure that the State benefits from the shale energy boom in both the short and long-term, a new policy brief from The Ohio State University suggests. Without action, regions of the Buckeye State could enter a boom/bust cycle that would likely have long-lasting negative effects.

Michael Farren, doctoral candidate, co-authored the brief, "Making Shale Development Work for Ohio," with Amanda Weinstein, a doctoral candidate in the same program, and Mark Partridge, Chair of the C. William Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy and Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics.