Daniel Raimi

Lecturer in Public Policy, University of Michigan
Senior Research Associate, Resources for the Future
Chapter Member: Michigan SSN
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Daniel Raimi is an expert on energy policy issues including oil and gas markets and policy, regulation of unconventional oil and gas production, state fiscal policy design for oil and gas production, the climate implications of shale gas development, and federal climate policy design. As Senior Research Associate for Resources for the Future, he works on a range of energy policy issues with a focus on oil and gas systems, natural resource taxation, electricity systems, and climate change. 


How the States Manage Revenue from Growing Oil and Natural Gas Production

  • Richard G. Newell

In the News

Daniel Raimi quoted on fracking by Pamela King, "A Decade of Fracking Research: What Have We Learned?" E&E News, July 11, 2018.
"Professor Breaks Down the Myths, Costs, and Benefits of Fracking," Daniel Raimi, Interview with Lester Graham, Michigan Radio, June 28, 2018.
Daniel Raimi quoted on the fracking debate by Dennis Webb, "Colo. Hotbed in Fracking Debate" The Daily Sentinel, April 20, 2018.
Daniel Raimi's research on Derek Brower, "Fracks and Facts," Petroleum Economist, April 3, 2018.
"Q&A: Researcher Explores the Benefits and Risks of Fracking in New Book," Daniel Raimi, Interview with Andy Balaskovitz, Energy News Network, March 28, 2018.
Daniel Raimi quoted by Leigh Paterson, "Living with Uncertainty: An Inside Energy Podcast Special" Inside Energy, March 21, 2018.
Daniel Raimi's research on Amy Sisk, "Author Answers Hot-Button Questions on Fracking, Including Climate Impact," StateImpact Pennsylvania, March 1, 2018.
Daniel Raimi's research on Jamison Cocklin, "In ‘The Fracking Debate,’ Author Carefully Treads into ‘Caustic Terrain'," Natural Gas Intelligence, February 28, 2018.
Daniel Raimi quoted by Peter Ford, "US Seeks Energy 'Dominance.' But is that a Shield against Geopolitical Risks?" The Christian Science Monitor
"The Facts on Fracking: A Podcast with Daniel Raimi," Daniel Raimi, Interview with Peter Nelson, Resources for the Future, February 7, 2018.
"On Balance, Shale Revolution Has been a Benefit, Author Says," Daniel Raimi, Interview with James Osborne, Houston Chronicle, February 3, 2018.
Daniel Raimi's research on Amanda Magnus and Frank Stasio, "Author Examines Both Sides Of The Fracking Debate In New Book," The State of Things, January 19, 2018.
on Alabama Public Radio, Daniel Raimi, November 10, 2017.
"Is Energy ‘Dominance’ the Right Goal for U.S. Policy?," Daniel Raimi, The Conversation, June 27, 2017.
"A Tale of Two Oil and Gas Boomtowns -- a Boost to the Economy, a Tricky Landing," Daniel Raimi (with Richard G. Newell), The Conversation, May 18, 2016.
"California's Aliso Canyon Methane Leak: Climate Disaster or Opportunity?," Daniel Raimi, The Conversation, January 19, 2016.
Daniel Raimi quoted on how local governments in eight states fared in capturing tax dollars from oil and gas production by Bill Bishop, "Fracking Boom Helped Rural Economies, Studies Say" The Daily Yonder, October 21, 2015.
Daniel Raimi quoted on impact and government handling of revenue from oil and natural gas by Rebecca Martinez WUNC91.5: North Carolina Public Radio, November 4, 2014.
"Lessons from the U.S.: the Benefits of Fracking for Local Government," Daniel Raimi (with Richard G. Newell), Public Leaders Network, The Guardian, June 4, 2014.
Daniel Raimi's research on the use of natural gas instead of higher-emission energy sources discussed by Hannah Osborne, "Fracking: Shale Gas 'Will Not Alter Climate Change Projections'," International Business Times, May 15, 2014.


"Shale Public Finance: Government Revenues and Costs Associated with Oil and Gas Development," (with Richard G. Newell), National Bureau of Economic Research, September 2015.

Examines financial implications for local governments associated with increased domestic oil and gas production, largely from shale resources. Finds that most, but not all, county and municipal governments have experienced net financial benefits.