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Can tax policy change exploration levels? A case of Alaska oil legislation.

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dc.contributor.author Tappen, Samuel Weston
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-10T23:04:25Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-10T23:04:25Z
dc.date.issued 2014-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11122/4694
dc.description Thesis (M.S.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2014. en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis applies modern Autoregressive Distributed Lag modeling techniques to estimate the effects of oil tax policy in the case of the 2007 ACES legislation on exploratory drilling within Alaska. This analysis uses recently released public data to examine the period of 1986 to 2013 in quarterly intervals which includes all periods in which ACES was in place. While this subject has become a popular subject of debate within the state and industry, no similar statistical analysis has been conducted to date. According to the results, ACES had a significantly negative and lasting effect on exploration levels while it was in effect. The oil price and interest rate are also found to be important variables in characterizing exploration activity. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.title Can tax policy change exploration levels? A case of Alaska oil legislation. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.type.degree ms en_US
dc.identifier.department Program in Resource and Applied Economics en_US
dc.contributor.chair Baek, Jungho
dc.contributor.committee Little, Joseph
dc.contributor.committee Reynolds, Douglas


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