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Posted: October 8th, 2008
The Private Role in Public Infrastructure: Panel Discussion

We in the United States have had increasing difficulty maintaining our existing infrastructure and building vital new projects. How can we close this infrastructure gap? Infrastructure—whether in the form of roads, bridges, tunnels, passenger rail, pipelines or power lines—is critical to sustained economic growth and quality of life. We explore the possible roles of private sector finance and management, whether as a complement or as a substitute for traditional government ownership and operation. Hear panelists discuss the Role of Private Capital in Public Infrastructure Projects. Panelists include William G. Reinhardt, Editor/Publisher, Public Works Financing; John H. Foote, Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and; E.S. Savas, presidential professor at Baruch College. This program was moderated by Howard Husock, Vice President for Policy Research at the Manhattan Institute, and was held by the Manhattan Institute.



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