Whyman, Philip B (2015) Shale gas and regional economic development: Enhancing local economic impact. Local Economy, 30 (2). pp. 215-230. ISSN 0269-0942
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269094215574026
The expansion of shale gas extraction has been supported by the UK national government because of predicted economic benefits. However, what is largely missing from this analysis is an estimation of local and regional economic impact. This paper seeks to contribute to the deliberations of local stakeholders by outlining current estimates of local multiplier effects and indicating where policy initiatives could be targeted to maximise local economy benefit. The advocates a reorientation of public policy support for the shale gas industry to focus upon the development of educational partnerships, enhancing skills development and attracting inward investment through spillover effects, thereby enhancing local economic impact.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||Local economic impact; regional development; multiplier; shale gas; agglomeration|
|Subjects:||Social studies > Economics|
|Schools:||Faculty of Business, Law & Applied Social Studies > School of Business|
|Deposited By:||Helen Cooper|
|Deposited On:||19 Mar 2015 16:34|
|Last Modified:||28 Feb 2017 15:20|
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