Domestic Public Policy

The Economics of Infrastructure Investment

Grant Year: 2018

James Poterba and Edward Glaeser will direct the research and publications program of a policy lab designed to improve the ability of U.S. policymakers to identify infrastructure investments that can increase economic growth. They will commission work that seeks to measure the social returns of infrastructure investment, assess the effectiveness of infrastructure spending as a tool to increase economic growth, and examine the cost drivers of infrastructure projects. The project’s findings will appear in a series of papers and reports.

National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc. Domestic Public Policy