Rick Geddes is associate professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University. His research fields include private infrastructure investment through public-private partnerships, postal service policy, corporate governance, women's property rights, and antitrust policy. He is a Research Associate at the Mineta Transportation Institute, and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Australian National University in Canberra in the fall of 2009, and a Visiting Researcher at the Australian Government's Productivity Commission in the spring of 2010. His research focused on Australian public-private partnerships in both positions. Geddes teaches courses at Cornell on corporate governance and the regulation of industry.
In addition to his teaching and research at Cornell, Geddes served as a commissioner on the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission, which submitted its report to Congress in January 2008. He has held positions as a senior staff economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers, Visiting Faculty Fellow at Yale Law School, and National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
In 2008, Geddes received the Kappa Omicron Nu/Human Ecology Alumni Association Student Advising Award. His published work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Regulatory Economics, the Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, the Journal of Legal Studies, the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, the Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Law, Economics, and Policy,and Managerial and Decision Economics, among others.
PhD, economics, University of Chicago
MA, economics, University of Chicago
BS, economics and finance, Towson State University
Public-private partnerships exemplify the fresh thinking that is critical for meeting the level of infrastructure performance that Americans have come to expect, but to do so in an era of severely strapped public budgets.
Join AEI for a discussion of two new policy proposals that address the use of road pricing and public-private partnerships, as well as state efforts to enhance infrastructure and economic competitiveness.
The United States faces major challenges related to the funding of transportation infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, and tunnels. Pricing existing roads generates substantial additional revenue while adjusting traffic demand to meet market conditions. The approach proposed here uses the value embedded in US infrastructure to increase the political feasibility of road pricing.
Join AEI and Third Way for a panel discussion of transportation infrastructure reforms — including Rep. John Delaney’s (D-MD) infrastructure fund in the Partnership to Build America Act and the expansion of public-private partnerships — as part of a half-day conference on broader infrastructure policy hosted by The Atlantic.