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Seminar: Marcel Boyer - D.J. Trump’s infrastructure plan: What is it? How innovative is it? What it could be?

CIRANO

Thursday 12 Jan 2017
From 11:45AM To 2PM

Event organized in collaboration with

The proposed Infrastructure Plan of D.J. Trump promises to "pursue investments in transportation, clean water, a modern and reliable electricity grid, telecommunications, security infrastructure, and other pressing domestic infrastructure needs … [and] Create thousands of new jobs … to build the transportation, water, telecommunications and energy infrastructure needed to enable new economic development in the U.S., all of which will generate new tax revenues".

But the program is attacked by many economists.

Paul Krugman (NY Times): "[The Plan] is basically fraudulent, would enrich a few well-connected people at taxpayers’ expense while doing very little to cure our investment shortfall. [It is an] exercise in crony capitalism."

R.A. Klain (The Washington Post): "Trump’s plan is not really an infrastructure plan. It’s a tax-cut plan for utility-industry and construction-sector investors, and a massive corporate welfare plan for contractors."

Larry H. Summers (Harvard): "The Trump program [has] design errors, implausible assumptions and reckless disregard for global economics."

Marcel Boyer provided a fresh look at The Plan and gave answers to the above three questions.

 

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1130 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H3A 2M8, Canada

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