Infrastructure industries, ranging from transportation (e.g., rail), energy (e.g., electricity) and communications (e.g., broadband), have played prominent roles in stimulating economic growth in the United States and around the world. These roles have been and will continue to be affected by various public policies and institutions.
Governmental policies have the prospect to either advance or impede key measures of economic performance within each infrastructure industry, not only for the organizations that operate to build, supply, and maintain the respective utilities and facilities, but also for a variety of other related firms, industries, and the economy writ large.
Scholars affiliated with the center provide valuable research, scholarly output and policy-oriented economic analysis related to a variety of infrastructure industries.
Principal Investigators and Conveners: Jeffrey Macher, John Mayo
- Macher Warns of Economic Fallout of Rail Strike to ABC News
- Burton releases EPV: “A Sanguine Assessment of North American Freight Railroads”
- Delp, Ukhaneva, Mayo quoted in Transport Topics’ coverage of Freight Rail Colloquium
- Trains Magazine features the 2017 Rail Research Colloquium
- Railroad Economics at the Western Economic Association International Annual Meeting
- Second Annual Research Colloquium on the Economics and Regulation of the Freight Rail Industry
- Mayo discusses “Rail Regulation for Improved Performance” at the World Bank’s Transportation and ICT Forum