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New Establishments and a Slow Return to Pre-Recession Employment Levels
By Alison Felix and Sam Chapman
This issue of the Rocky Mountain Economist examines the decline in new establishment births during the recent recession and recovery and how this change has weighed on overall net job creation.
U.S. Electricity Prices in the Wake of Growing Natural Gas Production
By Jason P. Brown and Andres Kodaka
The recent boom in domestic energy production has reduced the price consumers pay for electricity in some regions of the United States, but the decline in prices may not persist.
Productivity, Nationalization, and the Role of "News": Lessons from the 1970s
By Nida Cakir Melek
In anticipation of nationalization, oil producers increase extraction, lower employment, and reduce exploration. The result is increased productivity followed by a significant decline just ahead of nationalization.
Farm Sector Financing Intensifies
By Nathan Kauffman and Maria Akers
Building on a sharp increase in loan volumes in the first quarter of 2014, commercial bank lending to the agricultural sector continued to climb amid a more intense need for short-term financing of production expenses, according to the July release of the Agricultural Finance Databook.
Location Decisions of Natural Gas Extraction Establishments:A Smooth Transition Count Model Approac
By Jason P. Brown and Dayton M. Lambert
Business establishments involved in natural gas extraction are more likely to locate in counties where approximately 20 percent or more of the area of surrounding counties is covered by shale and tight gas formations.
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Farm Income and Land Values Soften Further
By Nathan Kauffman and Maria Akers
According to the latest Agricultural Credit Survey tighter profit margins for crop producers were a drag on farm income in the first quarter of 2014 despite improved profitability in the livestock sector.
Production of Natural Gas From Shale in Local Economies: A Resource Blessing or Curse?
By Jason P. Brown
In the First Quarter 2014 Economic Review, Jason P. Brown examines the effect of a recent boom in natural gas extraction on local economies in the central United States and finds a moderate positive effect on labor markets.
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Main Street Economist
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