The economic impact of the coal boom and bust


Journal Article

In this paper, we examine the impact of the coal boom in the 1970s and the subsequent coal bust in the 1980s on local labour markets in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. We address two main questions in our analysis. How were non-mining sectors affected by the shocks to the mining sector? How did these effects differ between sectors producing local goods and those producing traded goods? We find evidence of modest employment spillovers into sectors with locally traded goods but not into sectors with nationally traded goods. © Royal Economic Society 2005.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Black, D; McKinnish, T; Sanders, S

Published Date

  • April 1, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 115 / 503

Start / End Page

  • 449 - 476

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0013-0133

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1468-0297.2005.00996.x

Citation Source

  • Scopus