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November 10th, 2008
THE DIG
The Role of Private Capital in Public Infrastructure Projects

The United States has had increasing difficulty maintaining its existing infrastructure and building new projects. A recent program held by the Manhattan Institute explores the possible roles of private sector finance and management, whether as a complement or as a substitute for traditional government ownership and operation, in building and maintaining infrastructure.

Opening remarks from Jose Gomez-Ibanez, Professor, Urban Planning and Public Policy, Harvard University.

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.

Keynote address from The Honorable Mary E. Peters, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation.

Footage is courtesy of Thirteen Forum

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