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The Energy Economy

Practical Insight to Public Policy and Current Affairs

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. David J. Robinson
    Pages 1-27
  3. David J. Robinson
    Pages 29-47
  4. David J. Robinson
    Pages 49-74
  5. David J. Robinson
    Pages 75-88
  6. David J. Robinson
    Pages 89-109
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    Pages 111-130
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  10. David J. Robinson
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  11. David J. Robinson
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 215-256

About this book


Prolonged economic downturn is forcing policy makers and professors to examine how to improve economic development. State and regional governments are therefore moving from public sector-led strategies to private sector-led strategies to enact substantial business-friendly policy reforms. This view of growing economic development sparks interest among public policy, public administration, urban planning, and other academic programs to teach about how America goes about implementing economic development strategies at the state and local level. The Energy Economy is a public policy and current affairs focused economics book targeted toward a public policy and current affairs audience. It offers practical and topical discussions about the most important economic issue of current times: energy.


development Economic Development energy energy policy energy supply

About the authors

David J. Robinson is an Adjunct Professor, John Glenn School for Public Affairs at Ohio State University, and Principal of the Montrose Group, LLC. He was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, Ameritech economic development team, and Columbus Mayor s staff and gained $100,000,000 in tax incentives and project funding.

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Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking


"Robinson's text embraces the notion that competitive, reliable, safe and diverse energy helped make the United States a global manufacturing power; it provides a guide to retaining and strengthening this advantage by building a regional energy sector to drive innovation that is of the utmost importance to every state and city and to our overall economic development competitiveness." - Kenny McDonald, President, Columbus 2020, USA

"America is enjoying the 'Age of Energy' as regions and states are growing through energy development in ways not seen in over 100 years. Robinson's The Energy Economy captures how communities big and small are utilizing an energy-led economic development strategy to foster economic success." - Michael C. Carroll, Professor and Director, Center for Regional Development, Bowling Green State University, USA

"Energy is the centerpiece of the fastest growing regions around the world. The Energy Economy provides an excellent guide for how a smart approach to the energy industry can produce economic success." - Mark James, Vice President for Economic Development, American Electric Power, USA