Economics of Transportation in the 21st Century

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

May 19, 2023

Conference Code of Conduct

Friday, May 19
1:00 pm
James M. Poterba, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
1:05 pm
Keynote Presentation
Supply Chain Disruptions and the Transportation Sector
General Stephen Lyons (ret.), US Department of Transportation
1:40 pm
Economics of Supply Chains: Determinants and Consequences
Chair: Stephen J. Redding, Princeton University and NBER
Sharat Ganapati, Georgetown University and NBER
Woan Foong Wong, University of Oregon

How Far Goods Travel: Global Transport and Supply Chains from 1965-2020
Maria Jose Carreras Valle, Purdue University

Increasing Inventories: The Role of Delivery Times
2:30 pm
2:40 pm
Distributional Considerations in Transportation Project Analysis
Chair: James M. Poterba, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
James K. Hammitt, Harvard University

Cost Benefit Analysis with Distributional Weights (slides)
Laura Weiwu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Unequal Access: Racial Segregation and the Distributional Impacts of Interstate Highways in Cities
Sara Bagagli, Harvard University

The (Express) Way to Segregation: Evidence from Chicago (slides)
3:55 pm
4:05 pm
Transportation Infrastructure Projects: Costs and Financing
Chair: Edward L. Glaeser, Harvard University and NBER
Eric Goldwyn, Marron Institute - New York University

Understanding the Cost of Infrastructure Projects: Findings from the Transit Costs Project (slides)
Arpit Gupta, New York University
Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, Columbia University and NBER
Constantine Kontokosta, New York University

Take the Q Train: Value Capture of Public Infrastructure Projects
4:55 pm
Closing Remarks
5:00 pm