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Jose Gomez-Ibanez

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Jose Gomez-Ibanez

Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning; Faculty Affiliate, Environment and Natural Resources Program

Telephone: (617)-495-1341
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José A. Gómez-Ibáñez is Derek C. Bok Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy. His research interests are primarily in the area of transportation policy and urban development and in privatization and regulation of infrastructure. He has served as a consultant for a variety of public agencies. His recent publications include Regulation for Revenue: The Political Economy of Land Use Exactions (with Alan Altshuler), Going Private: The International Experience with Transport Privatization (with John R. Meyer), and Essays on Transport Policy and Economics (editor).



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September 2010

"Transportation Revenue Options: Infrastructure, Emissions, and Congestion"

Discussion Paper

By Henry Lee, Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program, Jose Gomez-Ibanez, Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning; Faculty Affiliate, Environment and Natural Resources Program, C. Edward Huang, Former Research Fellow, Environment and Natural Resources Program/Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, 2009–2010 and Grant Lovellette

The report is a summary of the discussions from a workshop on "Transportation Revenue Options" convened by the Belfer Center in May 2010. The workshop brought together 27 transportation experts for a two-day workshop to discuss three broad revenue-generating options: higher fuel taxes — perhaps supplemented by a carbon tax; fees collected based on vehicle miles traveled (VMT); and congestion fees on major roadways.



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