R. Richard Geddes

Professor; Founding Director, Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy
Policy Analysis and Management, College of Human Ecology

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Contact Information

421 Kennedy Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 379-8298

R. Richard Geddes

Professor; Founding Director, Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy
Policy Analysis and Management, College of Human Ecology

Expertise

Delivery of heavy civil and social infrastructure, including funding, financing, and permitting; innovative infrastructure delivery, such as public-private partnerships and value capture; postal and delivery economics; the economics of married women’s property law

Current Research Interest

Effects of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on infrastructure delivery; effects of state-level, public-private-partnership-enabling laws on private investment in infrastructure; effect of public-versus-private ownership structures on the cost of capital; funding and financing of Hyperloop

Selected Publications

Albalate, Daniel, Germà Bel, and R. Richard Geddes. “Do Public-Private-Partnership-Enabling Laws Increase Private Investment in Infrastructure?Journal of Law and Economics 63, no. 1 (2020): 43–70.

Marques, Rui Cunha, and R. Richard Geddes. “The Use of PPP Arrangements in Street Lighting: A Win-Win Option?Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics 90, no. 2 (2019): 311–327.

Cornell Research Website Article

The Economics of Infrastructure Delivery