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The Effects of Oil and Gas Fiscal Regimes on Leasing Decisions
RFF Academic Seminar
Presenter
Andrew Stocking, Congressional Budget Office
Timothy Fitzgerald, Montana State University Department of Agricultural Economics & Economics
Abstract
We empirically investigate the sensitivity of oil and gas leasing decisions to variations in the set of contractual arrangements, referred to here as fiscal regimes. We examine leasing data from federal onshore leases and state leases in six Rocky Mountain states where federal and state lands are prevalent and located geographically near one another. This paper contributes to a long debate about the impact of changing fiscal parameters by introducing a new empirical strategy. Empirical results from a quantile regression indicate that higher royalty rates firms' willingness to pay for a lease, but by a lower amount for leases of higher value.
Date
Thursday, March 6, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. EST
A light lunch will be provided.
Location
600C
1616 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
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