Some people dream of winning the lottery. Other people dream of getting triple sevens at a slot machine in Vegas. Empirical economists, on the other hand, dream of hitting a jackpot of data.
Public energy policy decisions are informed by high-quality economic research. From climate change to the role of speculators in oil markets, there is no shortage of energy topics in today’s economy that benefit from empirical research.
Providing EIA a budget that allows it to continue to collect complete and accurate data will allow economists to continue to produce reliable and informative economic research.