Frackonomics Pt 2 – Jannette Barth

Part 2 of 4, of Frackonomics, an event at the New York Society for Ethical Culture presented by United for Action. The speakers debunk the Financial Myths of Shale Gas and Embracing A Green Energy Future.

Appearing in this segment: Jannette M. Barth, Ph.D.

Jannette M. Barth, Ph.D. is president of J.M. Barth & Associates, Inc., an economic consulting firm, and founder of Pepacton Institute LLC, a research organization. Dr. Barth has worked in the fields of economic analysis and econometric modeling and forecasting for over 35 years. She received her B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Several of her former positions include Chief Economist, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Consultant and Account Manager, Chase Econometrics/Interactive Data Corporation.

Dr. Barth’s areas of concentration in graduate school and beyond have been econometrics, public finance and industrial organization. Dr. Barth has evaluated economic decisions using various techniques including econometric modeling, input-output analysis and cost-benefit analysis. She has applied these techniques in various industries and has experience in the development and evaluation of a wide variety of economic models and analyses, in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

Since 1974, Dr. Barth has been estimating regional and local economic impacts. As an example of her work, Dr. Barth was retained to estimate the impact of 9/11 on employment, revenue and public transit.

Dr. Barth has taught economics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

In recent years, Dr. Barth has been able to combine two of her greatest interests, economics and fine art, by becoming a consultant to attorneys and appraisers in art valuation and serving as an expert witness.

A supporter of sustainable economic development, Dr. Barth volunteers much of her time applying her knowledge and experience to environmental and economic development issues.

As a landowner in Delaware County, New York, in the Marcellus Shale region, Dr. Barth became interested in the economic and environmental impacts of gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing techniques. Dr. Barth writes and lectures frequently on this subject. She also has testified at public hearings and has been a guest on radio and television programs focused on hydraulic fracturing. Several papers on this subject by Dr. Barth can be found at

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