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Re-publishing STR from 2007

A Vicious Cycle Ohio and Michigan are falling apart. In the case of Michigan, it is literal. Pieces of bridge deck are falling onto cars on I-94. Infrastructure maintenance is…

A Brief Interlude/PSA

by Ken Houghton My article for Institutional Investor on the investment opportunities available in Emerging Markets Infrastructure, most especially in water and sanitation, is available on their website (subscribers only,…

It’s All About the Governors

…likely to have a successful life (Education Week 2007)’” or the man who “vetoed a highway bill that would have provided funding to repair the state’s crumbling infrastructure — including,…

You, Me and China make Three, part II

infrastructure.” “Look at the United States…and you will see an economy and society characterized by pluralism, diversity, and investment in individual capabilities.” He bolsters this view by presenting Alexis de…

Trade and Growth

…interacts a proxy of trade openness with proxies of educational investment, financial depth, inflation stabilization, public infrastructure, governance, labor-market flexibility, ease of firm entry, and ease of firm exit. We…

Katrina and Psychology

…Katrina will cause some supply disruptions in the gasoline and oil markets in the US – whether due to lost refinery capacity, damaged port and transportation infrastructure, or damaged petroleum…

Moving On

…For the first time, an infrastructure of public thought, research, discourse, and debate on the left has begun to take shape. And we accomplished this in just two years. I…