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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Making Shale Development Work for Ohio

The “resource curse” is the term coined for the seemingly counterintuitive occurrence of slow long-term economic growth in regions rich in natural resources. In this series from the C. William Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy at The Ohio State University, Weinstein and Partridge examined the expected short-run effects on employment and income of the coming shale oil and gas boom in Ohio. This report takes the analysis a step further by examining the long-run implications.

Publication type: 
Policy brief
Date published: 
Friday, June 1, 2012