Shale Gas Development and the Costs of Groundwater Contamination Risk

In this study of Washington County, Pennsylvania, experts find that proximity to wells increases property values, but groundwater contamination concerns fully offset those gains by reducing property values.

Working Paper by Lucija Muehlenbachs, Elisheba Spiller, and Chris Timmins — March 19, 2013



Lucija Anna Muehlenbachs

University Fellow

Elisheba Spiller

Chris Timmins