Domestic Public Policy

Impacts of Lower Natural Gas Prices on Jobs and Output in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector

Grant Year: 2015

Richard Morgenstern and Joshua Linn will examine how the increased availability and lower price of natural gas have affected output and employment among U.S. manufacturers. They will access Census Bureau data on employment and output at all manufacturing plants in the United States between 1963 and 2012 in order to measure the historical associations between energy prices and employment and output. Using those results, they will estimate the impact of the current boom in natural gas production on the manufacturing sector. The project’s findings will appear in a series of reports.

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