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2015 Workshops on Shale Public Finance

Dec 31, 2015 | Daniel Raimi

About 20 experts on local government issues related to oil and gas development convened at the Duke University Energy Initiative in late August 2015 for a workshop that focused on fiscal effects for local governments in the eight states examined in Phase II of the Shale Public Finance project. Along with local government officials from these states (Alaska, California, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah, and West Virginia), the workshop featured experts from independent research organizations, state and federal government, and oil and gas companies. At the workshop, experts provided feedback to Duke University researchers on their preliminary findings, discussed issues related to tax policy and long-term economic health for resource-dependent communities, and shared experiences from a range of regions affected by the oil and gas development in the shale era. 

2015 Workshop Presentations:

This research was carried out at the Duke University Energy Initiative with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.