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47th Annual Conference | April 19 – 22, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN USA | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel | #UAA2017 | urbanaffairsassociation.org | urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/

Paper Presenters - Submit your paper to your panel’s moderator by April 3, 2017

Thursday, April 20 • 10:50am - 12:15pm
TH10.50.05 Understanding the Values Behind Infrastructure Investments

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Do Municipal Bond Elections Privilege Certain Infrastructure Investments over Others?: The Case of San Antonio, Texas
Jacqueline Peterson, University of Toronto

Why Are We Lagging Behind? An Empirical Analysis of Capital Spending in U.S. Cities
Wen Wang, Rutgers University - Newark; Yonghong Wu, University of Illinois at Chicago

Are Overlapping Local Governments Competing With Each Other When Issuing Debt?
Spencer Brien, Naval Postgraduate School; David Swindell, Arizona State University

What Drives Urban Infrastructure Investment in American Cities? A Panel Data Analysis
Yanbing Han, Florida International University

Can Business Dollars Advance Social Equity? How Public and Private Objectives Collide in the M-1 Rail Streetcar Project in Detroit
Joe Grengs, University of Michigan; Kate Lowe, University of Illinois at Chicago

Speakers
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Spencer Brien

Assistant Professor, Naval Posgraduate School
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Joe Grengs

University of Michigan
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Wen Wang

Associate Professor, Rutgers University—Newark
Dr. Wen Wang's research focuses on intergovernmental fiscal relations, capital budgeting and finance, and education policy and finance. His research work has appeared in National Tax Journal, Public Budgeting and Finance, Land Use Policy, American Review of Public Administration... Read More →

Moderators
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Joe Grengs

University of Michigan

Thursday April 20, 2017 10:50am - 12:15pm
Lakeshore B (1st Floor)