Infrastructure in the 21st Century Economy: A Review of the Issues and Outline of a Study of the Impacts of Federal Infrastructure Investments
ARMY ENGINEER INST FOR WATER RESOURCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, through its Institute for Water Resources, has commenced an ongoing interagency study to assess the relationship of Federal infrastructure-specifically investments in water, waste management, and transportation- to the Nations productivity, economic health, and quality of life. This report describes this effort and the process by which the studys workplan was derived. This report covers three main topics 1. A discussion of what previous research does, and does not, tell Federal policymakers about the economic impacts of infrastructure investments 2. A description of the findings of a series of interagency workshops with invited academic experts regarding the objectives and methodological approaches for the current foundation of an economic policy study of infrastructure investments and 3. An outline of the goal and activities associated with this study.
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