Spring 2018





Infrastructure Investment and Economic Growth: Why, How, and When

Term: 
Spring 2017
Online: 
No
Course Number: 
GAFL 534 001
Schedule: 
Thursday 5:00pm-8:00pm
Day(s): 
Thursday
Instructor: 

ANGELIDES, PETER

Primary Program: 
Fels Institute of Government
Course Description: 

Infrastructure is widely acknowledged to be critical for economic success, and infrastructure investments are promoted as leading to economic growth, either at the local or national level. Yet, investments in telecommunications, transportation, energy, or other infrastructure do not always yield the hoped public benefit. This course will help answer the question: Under what circumstances does infrastructure investment contribute to economic growth, and how do we know? Because government resources are limited, advocates often must be creative to find sufficient funding to get desirable projects completed. This course will also help answer the question: How do we pay for the infrastructure projects we want to build? The course will illustrate approaches to answering these questions using case studies of past and proposed investments.