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Economic Perspectives on Infrastructure Investment

To determine the appropriate level of infrastructure spending, there is no alternative to aggregating the results of project-by-project cost-benefit analysis. With widespread variation in both the benefits and costs of projects within broad infrastructure asset classes, it is important to recognize that the returns to some additional highway lanes are much higher than others, and ...

Aspen Economic Strategy Group Releases New Policy Analyses Examining the US Infrastructure Agenda

Three papers examine how infrastructure investments can promote economic growth and broader prosperity. Washington, DC, July 14, 2021 – The Aspen Economic Strategy Group (AESG) today released a set of three papers on infrastructure and technological innovation and their impact on the post-pandemic economic recovery.  These papers will be included in the group’s annual policy volume, ...

Edward L. Glaeser

EDWARD GLAESER is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics and Chair of the Economics Department in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1992. He regularly teaches courses on microeconomics and the economics of cities.  His books include Triumph of the City, Survival of the City ...