Published on Feb 27, 2014
Fueling Up: The Economic Implications of Americas Oil and Gas Boom
Trevor Houser, Partner, Rhodium Group; Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; and co-author, Fueling Up
The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a presentation and discussion with Trevor Houser, Partner, Rhodium Group; Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; and co-author, Fueling Up. In Fueling Up, Houser and co-author Shashank Mohan assess the impact of the recent and projected increase in domestic energy production on US GDP, employment growth, manufacturing competitiveness, household expenditures, and international trade balance. Alongside its economic impact, the American energy revolution is raising new environmental and trade policy questions. For example: What are the consequences for the environment and global warming of increased domestic oil and gas production? And should companies be allowed to export the energy they produce or will doing so undermine American manufacturing competitiveness? Following Houser’s presentation of new research and analysis that can help policymakers navigate these issues, CGEP Inaugural Fellow David Sandalow moderated the discussion.