notes from pittsburgh about economic impact

questions about the Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex....have answers? or, even more questions?

ethane cracker
natural gas liquids
shell public liability company
ethylene
polymerization
plastic resin
Beaver County, Pennsylvania

I request your answers to my questions -- for which I personally have no, or perhaps malformed, answers -- about the Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex in Monaca, Pennsylvania.

understanding input-output modeling for assessing potential economic impact

economic impact
IMPLAN
Wassily Leontief
counterfactuals
input-output modeling

Maybe this dry, geeky essay won't shock your soul, but it describes input-output models, their assumptions, & their uses for estimating economic impact of grand public investments.

report forecasts substantial 40-year economic impact of ethane cracking in Monaca, PA

natural gas liquids
environment
ethane cracker
economic impact
Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Potter Township, Pennsylvania
Shell, PLC

An ethane cracker under construction by Shell, a UK public limited company, in Monaca, Pennsylvania, is nearing completion. What a report from Robert Morris University says about the cracker's anticipated impact....

different numbers in, different numbers out

natural gas development
jobs
income
Pennsylvania
industry contribution
internal validity

A comparison of the validity of two contrasting studies of the potential economic impact of Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction ...published in 2011

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notes from pittsburgh about economic impact