Infrastructure

Experts at The Brattle Group have extensive experience advising infrastructure investors, operators, and regulators across the energy, transportation, telecom, and water sectors.

We bring a unique combination of economic modeling skills, market knowledge, regulatory expertise, and understanding of public policy imperatives. With over 300 professionals across six countries, Brattle combines in-depth industry experience and rigorous analyses to help clients develop strategies for changing markets, make critical business decisions, and answer complex economic and financial questions in regulation and litigation.

Areas of Expertise

Report
May 23, 2017
Prepared for The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA)

This report discusses how the wireless infrastructure industry will impact the U.S. economy in the coming years, as mobile wireless services and networks continue to expand.

Article
April 2017
Elaine Buckberg and David Seltzer
Published in Public Works Financing

Dr. Buckberg reviews the benefits of using tax credit bonds as a debt instrument, and why they should be a key component in new federal infrastructure policy initiatives.

Article
February 22, 2017
Published in Bloomberg Government

Elaine Buckberg poses some critical questions to help assess whether the Trump tax credits will leave a legacy of economically important projects or subsidize private investments with little public benefit.

Presentation
Investment Trends and Fundamentals in U.S. Transmission and Electricity Infrastructure
July 17, 2015
Presented to the JP Morgan Investor Conference
Presentation
Infrastructure Needs, Water Regulation, Financing Options and Areas of Improvements: Issues as Basis for Discussion
December 5, 2014
Presented to the First Workshop on Water Regulation in Europe, Rome, Italy
Report
Infrastructure Needs, Water Regulation, Financing Options and Areas of Improvements
December 2, 2014
Francesco Lo Passo and Cosimo Fischietti
Prepared for the First Workshop on Water Regulation in Europe, Rome, Italy
Article
House of Project Complexity: Understanding complexity in large infrastructure projects
May 2014
Donald R. Lessard, Vivek Sakhrani, and Roger Miller
Published in Engineering Project Organization Journal
Article
Infrastructure and Competition in the Electric Delivery System
September 2013
Published in The Electricity Journal, Volume 26, Issue 7
Presentation
Infrastructure and Rate Structure: Lessening the Shock
November 12, 2012
Presented at the 2012 NASUCA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD
Article
Transmission’s True Value: Adding up the benefits of infrastructure investments
February 2012
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger and Delphine Hou
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly
Article
Project Bond e Sviluppo delle Infrastrutture
October 2011
Published in AREL, Osservatorio Energia e Ambiente
Report
Employment and Economic Benefits of Transmission Infrastructure Investment in the U.S. and Canada
May 2011
Johannes P. Pfeifenberger and Delphine Hou
Presented by WIRES in conjunction with The Brattle Group, Inc.
Presentation
An Introduction to Electricity Grid Infrastructure: System Complexity in a Rapidly Changing Industry
August 31, 2010
Presented at Department of Defense/Monitor 360's Complexity of the Smart Grid Conference
Article
Infrastrutture. Come evitare una nuova bolla
August 2009
Published in Formiche, Edition 40
Article
Network Effects in Infrastructure Regulation: Principles and Paradoxes
2009
Published in Review of Network Economics
Article
Who Pays, Who Benefits, and Adequate Investment in Natural Gas Infrastructure
2007
Published in Energy Law Journal