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SENR Seminar Series- Daniel Raimi

Apr 5, 2018, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
164 Howlett Hall, 2001 Fyffe Rd, Columbus, OH 43210


The SENR Seminar Series welcomes Daniel Raimi, Senior Research Associate at Resources for the Future and Lecturer, University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
Daniel will present "The Fracking Debate" from 4:10-5:30pm 164 Howlett Hall.

In what started as a national study on the fiscal impacts to local governments hosting shale energy development including hydraulic fracturing (i.e. “fracking”), public policy analyst Daniel Rami visited every major oil and gas play in the country, interviewing local officials and seeing development first hand. While the results of this research have been published in papers and peer-reviewed journals such as Energy Policy, Raimi took the additional step of combining his scholarly understanding and personal experiences to contribute more broadly to the public’s understanding of this divisive issue. The result is his new book, The Fracking Debate (Columbia University Press), which aims to provide a balanced and accessible view of oil and gas development by offering the evidence and context often missing from the national discussion of the future of oil and gas production. Raimi will share the results on the fiscal impacts of local governments, his experiences writing The Fracking Debate, and highlight stories of the people and communities affected by the shale revolution, for better and for worse.

Daniel Raimi is a Senior Research Associate at Resources for the Future and a lecturer at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. He works on a range of energy policy issues with a focus on oil and gas regulation and taxation and climate change policy. He has published in academic journals including Science, Environmental Science and Technology, Energy Policy and Journal of Economic Perspectives, popular outlets including The New Republic, Newsweek, Slate, and Fortune, and presented his research for policymakers, industry and other stakeholders around the United States and internationally. The Fracking Debate, his first book, combines stories from his travels to dozens of oil and gas producing regions with a detailed examination of key policy issues, and is published by Columbia University Press as part of the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy book series (


Daniel received his master’s degree in public policy from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and his bachelor’s degree in music from Wesleyan University.