Meet the Founder
Rick Geddes, Academic Director and Founder of CPIP
Rick Geddes is a Professor in Cornell’s Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy and a Professor of Economics at Cornell. He is Founding Director of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy, or CPIP. Rick is a member of the graduate fields of Systems Engineering, Regional Science, and Economics. He is concurrently a Non-Resident Senior Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC.
Rick has published over fifty peer-reviewed journal articles on a wide variety of tropics. His research centers on the funding, financing and delivery of major infrastructure projects, road pricing, and utility regulation, among other topics. His publications have appeared in numerous academic journals including Nature, the American Economic Review, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Journal of Legal Studies, Journal of Law & Economics, and Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, among many others. He is author of the 2011 AEI book entitled, The Road to Renewal: Private Investment in U.S. Transportation Infrastructure. Rick holds MA and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Chicago, and a BS in economics and finance from Towson State University.
Geddes List of Representative Publications
Infrastructure and Public-Private Partnerships:
- R. Richard Geddes and Benjamin L. Wagner, Why Do U.S. States Adopt Public-Private Partnership Enabling Legislation? Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 78 (2013): 30-41.
- Daniel Albalate, Germà Bel, and R. Richard Geddes, The Determinants of Contractual Choice for Private Involvement in Infrastructure Projects,”Public Money & Management, Vol. 35, No. 1 (January 2014). [working paper version]
- Daniel Albalate, Germà Bel, and R. Richard Geddes, Recovery Risk and Labor Costs in Public-Private Partnerships: Contractual Choice in the US Water Industry, Local Government Studies, Vol. 39, No. 3 (2013): 332-351.
With Links To:
- Daniel Albalate, Germà Bel, and R. Richard Geddes, Strong versus Weak Vertical Integration: Contractual Choice and PPPs in the United States, Review of Industrial Organization, (provisional acceptance).
- R. Richard Geddes, Sri Vedachalam and Susan Riha, Public-Private Partnerships and Contract Choice in India’s Water and Wastewater Sectors, Public Works Management & Policy (2015): 1-26.
- Omid M. Rouhani, H. Oliver Gao, and R. Richard Geddes, Policy Lessons for Regulating Public-Private Partnership Tolling Schemes in Urban Environments, Transport Policy, Vol. 41 (July 2015): 68-79.
- Daniel Albalate, Paula Bel, Germà Bel, and R. Richard Geddes, Risk Mitigation and Sharing in Motorway PPPs: A Comparative Policy Analysis of Alternative Approaches, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (in press).
- R. Richard Geddes, Policy Watch: Reform of the U.S. Postal Service, Journal of Economic Perspectives, 19:3 (Summer 2005) 217-232.
- R. Richard Geddes, Pricing by State-Owned Enterprises: The Case of Postal Services, Managerial and Decision Economics, Vol. 29 (2008): 575-591.
With Links To:
- R. Richard Geddes. The Economic Effects of Postal Reorganization, Journal of Regulatory Economics, 13 (1998): 139-156.
- R. Richard Geddes, Do Vital Economists Reach a Policy Conclusion on Postal Reform? Economic Journal Watch, 1:1 (March 2004) 61-81.
- R. Richard Geddes, Saving the Mail: How to Solve the Problems of the U.S. Postal Service, AEI Evaluative Studies; Washington, DC: AEI Press (2003).
- Michael A. Crew and R. Richard Geddes, A Business Model for USPS in Michael A. Crew and Timothy J. Brennan, eds., The Role of the Postal and Delivery Sector in a Digital Age, (London: Edward Elgar), joint with Michael A, Crew, 2014. [chapter]
Women’s Property Rights
- Rick Geddes, Dean Lueck, and Sharon Tennyson, Human Capital Accumulation and the Expansion of Women’s Property Rights, Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 55, No 4 (2012): 839 – 867. 7.
- Rick Geddes and Dean Lueck, The Gains from Self-Ownership and the Expansion of Women’s Rights, American Economic Review, Vol. 92, No. 4 (September 2002): 1079-92.
With Links To:
- R. Richard Geddes and Sharon Tennyson, Passage of the Married Women’s Property Acts and Earnings Acts in the United States: 1850 to 1920, Research in Economic History; Vol. 29 (2013): 145-189.
- R. Richard Geddes and Paul J. Zak, The Rule of One-Third, Journal of Legal Studies, 31:1 (January 2002) 119-137.
Regulatory Economics and Corporate Governance:
- Werner Troesken and Rick Geddes, Municipalizing American Waterworks, 1897-1915, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 19, No. 2 (Fall 2003): 373-400.
- Rick Geddes and H.D. Vinod, CEO Tenure, Board Composition, and Regulation, Journal of Regulatory Economics , Vol. 21, No. 2 (2002): 217-235.
- R. Richard Geddes, Ownership, Regulation, and Managerial Monitoring in the Electric Utility Industry, Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 40, No. 1 (April 1997): 261-288.
With Links To:
- Rick Geddes and H.D. Vinod, CEO Age and Outside Directors: A Hazard Analysis, Review of Industrial Organization, Vol. 12 (December 1997): 767-780.
- “Public Utilities,” in Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, Vol. III: The Regulation of Contracts, Geerit De Geest and Boudewijn Bouckaert, eds., London: Edward Elgar (2000) 1162-1205.
- Peter H. Griffes et al., Emerging Issues in the Regulation of Electric Utilities, Resources and Energy, 14 (1992) 3-35.