|L1||Introduction and motivation; Initial discussion of project|| |
Plotkin, Natasha. "To-do Maintenance: $2.1 Billion Required." The Tech, January 19, 2011.
|L2||Introduction to public and private projects, evaluation methods and project evaluation checklists||
"Public Perspective: Economic, Environmental, and Social Concerns." Chapter 4 in [Martland].
Nakagawa, Manabu. "Macro-engineering: From the Grand Canal of China to the Colonization of the Moon." Chapter 2 in Macro-Engineering Global Infrastructure Solutions. Edited by Frank P. Davidson, and C. Lawrence Meador. Ellis Horwood, 1993. ISBN: 9780135538760.
|L3||Stakeholder analysis and multi-attribute analysis||
"Introduction." Chapter 1 in [Martland].
"Comparing Strategies for Improving System Performance." Chapter 5 in [Martland].
|L4||Project costs and revenues; Stakeholder perspectives (public vs. private)||
"Systems Performance." Sections 2.2.4, 2.4.2, and 2.8 in [Martland].
"Equivalence of Cash Flows." Sections 7.1-7.3 in [Martland].
|L5||Time value of money; Equivalence relationships||"Equivalence of Cash Flows." Sections 7.4-7.8 in [Martland].|
|L6||Discount rates, minimally acceptable rate of return (MARR), rate of return on investment (IRR)||
"Choosing a Discount Rate." Chapter 8 in [Martland].
Stolberg, Sheryl Gay. "Obama Unveils Wireless Expansion Plan." New York Times, February 10, 2011.
|L7||Benefit cost analysis; Comparing alternatives; Financial and economic analysis||
"Financial Assessment." Chapter 9 in [Martland].
"Rules of the Game: Taxes, Depreciation, and Regulation." Chapter 10 in [Martland].
|L8||Financing||"Public-Private Partnerships." Chapter 12 in [Martland].|
|L9||Case: Panama Canal||"The Panama Canal." Chapter 6 in [Martland].|
|L10||High speed rail (HSR) case||
Givoni, Moshe. "Development and Impact of the Modern High-speed Train: A Review." Transport Reviews 26, no. 5 (2006): 593-611.
Albalate, Daniel, and Germa Bel. "High-Speed Rail: Lessons for Policy Makers from Experiences Abroad." Research Institute of Applied Economics Working Paper, Universitat de Barcelona, March 2010.
|L11||Term projects from previous years|
|L13||Quiz (open-book, open-note)|
|L14||HSR Case (cont.)||Eilperin, Juliet. "Great Plains Oil Pipeline Plan Sparks Grass-roots Activism, High-stakes Lobbying." Washington Post, January 23, 2011.|
|L15||Introduction to uncertainty, stakeholder analysis and Mitchell framework||Mitchell, Ronald K., Bradley R. Agle, and Donna J. Wood. "Toward a Theory of Stakeholder Identification and Salience: Defining the Principle of Who and What Really Counts." Academy of Management Review 22, no. 4 (1997): 853-886.|
|L16||Dealing with uncertainty||
Sussman, Joe. "The Tsunami That Wasn't." Teaching Note, March 7, 2010. (PDF)
———. "How Little Mistakes Can Lead to Big Differences in Outcomes: The Weather." Teaching Note, February 25, 2010. (PDF)
|L17||Dealing with uncertainty: Decision trees||Sussman, Joe. "Did Belichick Make the Right Call?" Teaching Note, February 19, 2010. (PDF)|
|L18||Dealing with uncertainty: Real options||Sussman, Joe. "Real Options — A Simple Illustration." Teaching Note, April 28, 2010. (PDF)|
|L19||Case: Spent nuclear fuel, transportation to Yucca Mountain, Nevada|
|L20||Project evaluation in developing countries, Case: Pure Home Water in Africa||Nelson, Theresa, Cynthia Ingols, Jennifer Christian-Murtie, and Paul Myers. "Susan Murcott and Pure Home Water: Building a Sustainable Mission-Driven Enterprise in Northern Ghana." Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (2011).|
|L21||Public private partnerships||
"Public-Private Partnerships." Chapter 12 in [Martland].
"Towards More Sustainable Infrastructure." Sections 15.1-15.2 in [Martland].
|L24||Project presentations (cont.)|
|L25||Project presentations (cont.)|
|L26||Wrap-up and summary|