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- November 1, 2015: Vol. 8, Number 10

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Research review: A guide to recent infrastructure research reports and papers

by Drew Campbell

1 Investing in Ontario’s Public Infrastructure: A Prosperity at Risk Perspective By Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis on behalf of the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario  The complete report, which was published in October 2015, can be found online at www.rccao.com Synopsis: The report concludes that the economic importance of public infrastructure investment is vastly greater than previously found using traditional economic models. “Using unique agent-based modeling, CANCEA found that public infrastructure investments generate an economic return on real GDP that is almost eight times as large as the impact predicted by traditional economic models.” Investing in Ontario’s Public Infrastructure: A Prosperity at Risk Perspective uses “big data” and “big analytics” to assess infrastructure impacts. The CANCEA team examined the long-term economic impact of On

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