New Directions in Transportation Economics

Edward L. Glaeser, James M. Poterba, and Stephen J. Redding, Organizers

May 25, 2022


Conference Code of Conduct

Wednesday, May 25
11:00 am
James M. Poterba, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Darren Timothy, Chief Economist, US Department of Transportation
11:05 am
Infrastructure Procurement
Chair: Edward L. Glaeser, Harvard University and NBER
Jeffrey B. Liebman, Harvard University and NBER

Improving Procurement Outcomes: Lessons from US Cities, Counties, and States (slides)
Valentin Bolotnyy, Stanford University
Shoshana Vasserman, Stanford University and NBER

Scaling Auctions as Insurance: A Case Study in Infrastructure Procurement (slides)
11:50 am
Keynote Lecture
Infrastructure Project Procurement, Management, and Cost Containment (slides)
Alexander Budzier, University of Oxford
12:30 pm
NBER-DOT Data Portal Update (slides)
Caitlin S. Gorback, NBER Post-Doctoral Researcher
1:00 pm
Supply Chain Disruptions and the Transportation Sector
Chair: Stephen J. Redding, Princeton University and NBER
Giulia Brancaccio, New York University and NBER
Myrto Kalouptsidi, Harvard University and NBER
Theodore Papageorgiou, Boston College

Transport Markets, Port Infrastructure, and World Trade (slides)
George A. Alessandria, University of Rochester and NBER
Kim J. Ruhl, University of Wisconsin-Madison and NBER

Mitigating International Supply-Chain Risk with Inventories and Fast Transport (slides)
Elaine Buckberg, General Motors

Supply Chain Bottlenecks and Vehicle Production during the COVID-19 Pandemic (slides)
2:20 pm
Electrification of Automotive Transport
Chair: James M. Poterba, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David S. Rapson, University of California, Davis
Erich Muehlegger, University of California, Davis and NBER

The Economics of Electric Vehicles (slides)
Christopher R. Knittel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Shanjun Li, Cornell University and NBER
James H. Stock, Harvard University and NBER

Policies for Electrifying the Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet in the US (slides)
3:15 pm
Closing Comments
James M. Poterba, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3:30 pm