Maintaining and Financing Public Infrastructure in Tough Budgetary Times

09/25/02
7:30 AM
Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Curt Hunter, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Scott Pattison, Executive Director, National Association of State Budget Officers
8:30 AM
What is the Condition of the Basic Infrastructure of the Region?
Rick Mattoon, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
8:30 AM
Will Our Infrastructure Assets Support Our Changing Economic Development Needs? Evidence from the Chicago Regional Economy
Geoffrey Hewings, Professor, University of Illinois
Karen Romano, Transportation Director, Metropolitan Transportation Council
10:30 AM
Break
11:00 AM
How Productive Are Public Infrastructure Investements?
John G Fernald, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Randall W Eberts, Executive Director, Upjohn Institute
11:45 AM
Lunch and Keynote
David Schulz, Executive Director, Infrastructure Technology Institute, Northwestern University
1:30 PM
Properly Assessing Your Infrastructure Assets
Jay Fountain, Assistant Director of Research, Government Accounting Standards Board
Roemer Alfelor, Asset Management Group, Federal Highway Administration
2:45 PM
Break
3:00 PM
Infrastructure Governance — How Do You Decide What Infrastructure Should Be Financed? Can You Use Cost/Benefit Analysis?
Cameron Gordon, National Academy of Science
Regional Infrastructure: Who, What, When, and How?
3:30 PM
Roundtable Discussion — Where Do We Go from Here?
4:00 PM
Adjourn

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Maintaining and Financing Infrastructure in Tough Budgetary Times
by Richard Mattoon, senior economist
Chicago Fed Letter 
December 2002


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