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ITRC conference: The future of national infrastructure systems and economic prosperity

Mar 28, 2014

The conference examined the micro- and macro-economics of infrastructure from a variety of perspectives. Appraisal of the economic case for infrastructure projects and programmes is a priority, with wide gaps in understanding the link between infrastructure systems and economic prosperity. We believe we made significant progress on these topics during the conference.

Papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Infrastructure Complexity, to be published in November 2014.

Day 1: Thursday 27/03/2014

Key note: Prof Roger Vickerman, Dean for Europe, University of Kent, Brussels, UK/BE.

Key note: Dr Rachel Beaven, Director, Cambridge Econometrics; Chris Thoung; Pete Tyler

Session 1: Infrastructure as dynamic economic systems.

Chair: Pete Tyler

Key note: Prof Geoffrey Hewings, Director, Regional Economics Applications Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana Champagne, US

  • The challenges of measuring the economic impacts of infrastructure investments on an economy

Session 2: Infrastructure finance and implementation

Chair: Ed Oughton

Session 3: Spatial perspectives on infrastructure and development

Chair: Scott Kelly

Day 2: Friday 28/03/2014

Key note: Geoffrey Spence, Chief Executive, Infrastructure UK, HM Treasury, UK

Key note: Dr Balázs Égert, Senior Economist, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), FR

  • Infrastructure and growth: empirical evidence

Session 4: Infrastructure and economic growth

Chair: Jim Hall

Key note: Dr Stephane Hallegatte, Senior Economist, The World Bank – Sustainable Development Network, US

Session 5: The ITRC approach to modelling the risks associated with infrastructure failure

Chair: Rachel Beaven

Final panel session and closing plenary

Chair: Alex Otto

  • Geoffrey Hewings
  • Stephane Hallegatte
  • Pete Tyler
  • Jim Hall

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