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Local economic impacts of an unconventional energy boom: the coal seam gas industry in Australia

Fleming, David A.; Measham, Tom


Complementing the scarce economic literature about local impacts of energy extraction booms, this paper empirically investigates economic outcomes related to the new coal seam gas (CSG) industry located across southern Queensland. This Australian state has seen an unprecedented inflow of investments into the extraction of this previously unexploited unconventional natural gas over the last decade. We analyse census data to study income and employment effects associated with the CSG boom,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8489.12043


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