Domestic Public Policy

The Economics of Infrastructure Investment

Grant Year: 2017

James Poterba and Edward Glaeser will direct a research agenda 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.

The National Bureau of Economic Research Domestic Public Policy