The Gains to American Business from Investments in Transportation Infrastructure

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Ike Brannon

The Jack Kemp Foundation

Michael Gorman

University of Dayton - School of Business

Date Written: September 6, 2015

Abstract

Transportation congestion in the U.S. has made it more difficult for companies to outsource critical components of their manufacturing process, which is a key ingredient to improve productivity. We estimate that the productivity losses resulting from congestion cost the U.S. economy $500 billion in lost output from 2009-2015 and reduced employment by 350,000.

Keywords: congestion, transit, productivity

JEL Classification: L60, L92

Suggested Citation

Brannon, Ike and Gorman, Michael, The Gains to American Business from Investments in Transportation Infrastructure (September 6, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3621040 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3621040

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Michael Gorman

University of Dayton - School of Business ( email )

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