Santiago Harper Lecture: Economics of the US Shale Oil and Gas Boom

Mon., September 11, 2017 | 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

Hotel Santiago
Avenida Kennedy 4601 Las Condes

Sponsored By: UChicago Alumni Association
Santiago Harper Lecture


A shale oil and gas boom has radically transformed the US energy sector over the past 10 years. Ryan Kellogg will address the causes and consequences of this transformation. Why did shale take off so quickly? To what extent has the flood of oil and gas reduced energy prices and benefited US consumers—not just residential consumers but also commercial, industrial, and electric power users? What do we know about the environmental impacts of fracking, including both climate pollutants (CO2) and local air and water pollution? And to what extent are the environmental impacts from fracking offset by decreases in pollution from coal-fired generators, which are rapidly being displaced by gas-fired generation? Join us for an evening that will make you rethink the future of energy.

Event Details

7:00 p.m.  Registration and networking
7:30 p.m.  Presentation and discussion
8:30 p.m.  Reception

Admission is free.
Free parking is available on-site.

To register and find out more, please click here.

To learn more about the entire Harper Lectures series, please visit the UChicago Alumni Association's page.

About Our Speaker

Ryan Kellogg is a professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Kellogg’s research examines the economics of resource extraction and of the transportation sector, addressing issues such as how firms respond to uncertainty, the economic impacts of the shale boom, and the effectiveness of policies to reduce automobile pollution. Professor Kellogg earned a PhD in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2008. Prior to his graduate studies, he worked for BP in Houston, Texas, and Anchorage, Alaska, for four years as an engineer and economic analyst. Kellogg earned a BS in chemical engineering and a BA in economics from Rice University in 1999.

See Professor Kellogg discuss shale energy.

More Information

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