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Local Economic Impacts of Coal Mining in the United States 1870 to 1970

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Matheis, Mike (Saint Anselm College)
Publication Date
2016-01-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This article expands upon the current “resource curse” literature by using newly collected county data, spanning over a century, to capture the short- and long-run effects of coal mining activity. It provides evidence that increased levels of coal production had positive net impacts on county-level population and manufacturing activity over an initial ten-year span, which become negative over the subsequent decades. The results provide evidence that any existence of a “resource curse” on local areas due to coal mining is a long-run phenomenon, and in the short run there are potential net benefits.
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Update Metadata: 2018-01-18 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2018-01-18

Matheis, Mike (2016): Local Economic Impacts of Coal Mining in the United States 1870 to 1970. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E100364V1-4847