Faculty Research Colloquium

October 18, 2017 | NH Institute of Politics

Mike Matheis Ph.D., Assistant Professor Department of Economics and Business, will present a discussion titled “Local Economic Impacts of Coal Mining in the United States 1870-1970”

Dr. Matheis will discuss his recent article that 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. The article 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.

Dr. Matheis’ research focuses on environmental and resource economics, economic history, economic development, and applied microeconomics, with a specific focus on the impacts of mining activity on local communities.

October 18, 2017 from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

New Hampshire Institute of Politics
West Wing

Ann Camann