Dr. Jannette Barth, Why Not To Frack

  • Theater for the New City 155 1st Ave New York, NY, 10003 United States

Jannette M. Barth, Ph.D., is an economist who has lectured, written and testified extensively on hydraulic fracturing and in particular, the economic impacts of  shale gas development. She is the author of a peer-reviewed article on this subject  in the journal, New Solutions. In addition, she is a co-author of the Energy Policy  article, “Examining the feasibility of converting New York State’s all-purpose  energy infrastructure to one using wind, water, and sunlight.” For over 35 years, Dr. Barth has conducted economic analysis and estimated regional and local  economic impacts in the United States and the United Kingdom. As an example of  her work, Dr. Barth was retained to estimate economic impacts of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Dr. Barth is Managing Director of Pepacton Institute LLC, a research and consulting organization. Formerly, Dr. Barth was Chief Economist of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Dr. Barth has also taught economics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She serves as a Director at Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy and at Renewable New York. Dr. Barth holds a BA in Political Economy from Johns Hopkins University. Her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics are from the University of Maryland. Selected writings, lectures and appearances can be found at www.catskillcitizens.org/barth.

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