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Dr. Lucija Muehlenbachs is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Calgary and a University Fellow at Resources for the Future.  She has published extensively on the oil and gas industry, on topics such as the likelihood of inactive wells being reactivated, methane leaks from the distribution system, the impact of wells on property prices, the impacts of traffic accidents associated with shale gas truck traffic, a characterization of the chemical composition of shale gas wastewater, and the water quality impacts on rivers and streams.  These papers have appeared in the American Economic Review, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and the International Economic Review among other journals.  She has also served as co-editor at the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and Resource and Energy Economics, and on the editorial boards of the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Land Economics, and the Canadian Journal of Economics. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alberta and a doctoral degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland.

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