With the world's second largest economy, China has the capacity to engage in substantial programs of economic assistance and government-sponsored investments. Researchers assessed the scale, trends, and composition of these programs in 93 emerging-market countries.
This dissertation explores the ramifications and the policy implications of infrastructure investments in Sub-Saharan Africa by "non-traditional" sources: the private sector and emerging countries, especially China.
Incremental operations and maintenance costs for new hurricane protection infrastructure vary considerably across Louisiana's levee districts, but most can cover costs for infrastructure within their boundaries. Stakeholders will need to determine an equitable cost allocation for infrastructure that spans district boundaries.
Estimates changes in annual vehicle miles traveled in response to changes in the cost of driving that would result from adopting a mileage-based user fee.
To inform debate on a new transportation bill being considered, an analysis of literature on the effects of highway infrastructure spending on the economy offers principles for reforming federal policy and programs, as well as ideas for future research.
Describes approaches to modernizing the U.S. freight-transportation system that require whole-system modeling, engagement of all stakeholders, and an understanding of the interdependence between local and national costs and benefits.
Testimony presented before the California Little Hoover Commission on March 26, 2009.
A summary of two RAND studies on options for facilitating successful Palestinian development.
Assesses the prospects for private-sector investment in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
Compares several strategies for delivering common services and finds that complementary modular services improve social welfare by eliminating redundancies and expanding the customer base.
Testimony presented before the Texas Study Commission on Transportation Finance on April 19, 2006.
An examination of options and cost estimates for strengthening the housing and transportation infrastructure of a potential future independent Palestinian state in the context of a large and rapidly growing Palestinian population.
An inquiry into the state capital investment in Communist China during the first Five Year Plan (1953-1957). The Chinese Communists extracted funds to maintain a high investment level through a forced industrialization program. External sources for f...
Summary of Federal Construction, Building, and Housing Related Research & Development in FY1999