The Challenges of Public Private Partnerships in Turbulent Times
A half-day seminar at the University of Limerick, Ireland, May 29th, 2013. [details]
From Too Big To Fail To Too Big To Jail: The Unsuccessful Regulation of The US Banking System, April 2nd, 2013
Jesse L. Sands, Esq. will be a guest Speaker for PAM 4330: Topics in Corporations and Policy [details]
Experts hang a tough price tag on repairs - MPR News, March 20, 2013
Rick Geddes and Michael A. Pagano talk about the dwindling resources available for infrastructure maintenance and the possible alternatives. The price tag for getting the country's infrastructure up to a B rating by 2020 is $3.6 trillion. [radio talk]
International Workshop, University of Barcelona, November 29, 2013
The Desired and Undesired Effects of Infrastructure and Transport Policy Reforms
with Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Germà Bel and Rick Geddes and others
Keynote speech on Infrastructures, growth and territorial impacts. A session on Ownership and Regulation. Round Table on High Speed Rail.
Rick Geddes testifies before the Senate Committee on the Postal Service
Solutions to the Crisis Facing the U.S. Postal Service Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
February 13, 2013. Full Committee hearing can be viewed here.
Post Office fix is developing
Rick Geddes - Bloomberg Radio Interview - Feb 11, 2013.
No Letters on Saturday won't save Postal Service
Rick Geddes - Opinion piece on CNN, Feb 7, 2013
Rick Geddes testifies before the House Committee on High Speed Rail
December 13, 2012. The full hearing can be seen here.
Responding to Hurricane Sandy
Letter to the Editor, Wall Street Journal by Richard G. Little (second letter), Waterfront Dwellers Must Deal Responsibly with Risk, and Start Planning Now for Flood Protection. International Herald Tribune Global Opinion, Facing Rising Sea Levels.
New program takes on America's crumbling infrastructure, a Cornell Chronicle article by Claire Lambrecht on the inaugural meeting of the CPIP program, September 19, 2012, in New York City.
Germà Bel, Professor of Economics at the University of Barcelona, and CPIP affiliate, and expert on infrastructure investment, is at Cornell on sabbatical during the 2012-2013 academic year.
Rick Geddes testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on “Competition for Intercity Passenger Rail in America, ” June 12, 2012.
Geddes presented recent research on Public-Private Partnership enabling laws at the University of Barcelona, May 2012.
Cornell Chronicle: "Geddes speaks to Congress on high-speed rail investment," January 2012. [article]
Rick Geddes presented research on the causes of Public-Private Partnership enabling laws at the Transportation Research Board Meetings in Washington, D.C., January 2012.
Lecture sponsored by City and Regional Planning, and the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy
Water under the Bridge: City Size, Bargaining Power, Prices and Franchise Renewals in the Provision of WaterWednesday, November 28, 2012, 4:30pm, 115 W Sibley
Stéphane Saussier is Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Sorbonne Business Graduate School. His research interests include contracting practices and public private partnerships. He also runs a research group on the Economics of Public Private Partnerships at the Sorbonne Business School. The Sorbonne Business School is a public business school, part of University of Paris 1 Sorbonne in France. The vocation of the school is to provide skills in Management and Business Administration to executives and students from various backgrounds (in engineering, law, humanities...) and to offer advanced expertise to high potential professionals who are seeking executive responsibilities.
Inaugural Meeting of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 6-8pm, Cornell Club, New York City.
Moderator & Host: Rick Geddes, Associate Professor, Cornell University and Director Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy, author of The Road to Renewal: Private Investment in US Transportation Infrastructure
Germà Bel, Professor at University of Barcelona and author of The Economics and Politics of High-Speed Rail: Lessons from Experiences Abroad speaking on "Lessons from Europe for US High Speed Rail Policy"
The Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy (CPIP) will develop public policies to improve the delivery, maintenance and operation of infrastructure in the United States through teaching, research, and outreach. CPIP will coordinate scholars across multiple disciplines who share an interest in public policies related to infrastructure, and will develop and disseminate research relevant to those policies. CPIP will collaborate with partners in both the profit and non-profit sectors to assist in achieving those goals.
When: Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 6PM to 8PM
Where: The Cornell Club - New York, 6 East 44th Street, New York, NY 10017
6PM: Doors open, Reception begins
6:30: Introductory Remarks
6:40: Description of Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy
7:00: Remarks by Panelists
7:45: Q&A with Audience
8:00: Panel Conversation Ends
8:30: Optional Networking Continues
9:00: Event concludes
Cost $25 per person*
*This event is generously being subsidized by the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy, the College of Human Ecology and Cornell Wall Street.
This event includes a broad-ranging panel discussion on a very relevant and timely conversation that will appeal to all Cornellians interested in this topic. Of course, all are welcome to attend. The panelists represent an array of experience and backgrounds and it is sure to be a thought-provoking presentation.
However, if you were wondering more specifically about the potential audience - those who are in both the public and private sectors and share an interest in infrastructure funding, financing, and policy will probably benefit the most. It will also be of value to those on both the buy and the sell sides of infrastructure finance, including those interested in public-private partnerships, municipal bond financing, and innovative management contracts. Finally, it will also be of interest to those in the public sector who would like to learn more about current policy issues affecting infrastructure.