Examines public-private partnerships in infrastructure that are technically sound, economically feasible, and politically acceptable
Session Dates: May 10, 2020 – May 22, 2020
Application Deadline: March 10, 2020
Faculty Chair: Akash Deep
Program Director: Caitlin Marquedant
Program fee: $12,700
When it comes to providing citizens with essential infrastructure, leaders are no longer limited to choosing public versus private sector solutions. Indeed, the trend has been developing new public-private partnership models that successfully combine the relative strengths of both sectors while avoiding the mistakes of the past. Yet what issues and challenges does this approach produce?
Infrastructure in a Market Economy will help senior decision-makers like you address critical questions about public-private partnerships in infrastructure. The executive education program will show how collaboration between the two sectors can lead to successful outcomes. Bringing together senior-level officials from the public, corporate and nonprofit sectors, this intensive two-week program examines lessons learned and best practices from public-private infrastructure development projects around the world.
Infrastructure in a Market Economy will provide you with:
An understanding of why some partnerships succeed where others have failed
An exploration of what partnership models are best suited to what political and economic circumstances
Tools governments can use to develop and implement politically and economically sustainable reforms
Analysis of the opportunities and limitations involved in using private capital markets to finance infrastructure
Discussion of regulation, including what mix of contractual and discretionary regulatory mechanisms should be used and when can governments achieve effective outcomes using market forces
The program focuses on physical infrastructure, transportation and utility services. Education, health care and similar services are not directly considered.
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