Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative
What We Do
Research & Publications
The Initiative will conduct research on policies to promote infrastructure development globally, and how they interact with global democracy and international institutions. A current research focus is on China’s Belt and Road Initiative, as both an engine of development and an instrument for the projection of China's influence globally.
CDDRL Awarded a California 100 Grant to Evaluate Governance, Media and Civil Society in California’s Future
How the Belt and Road Gained Steam: Causes and Implications of China’s Rise in Global Infrastructure
Qualms with Quayside: Public Engagement in the Toronto Smart City Project
Michael Bennon is a Research Scholar at CDDRL for the Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative. Michael's research interests include infrastructure policy, project finance, public-private partnerships and institutional design in the infrastructure sector. Michael also teaches Global Project Finance to graduate students at Stanford.
Prior to Stanford, Michael served as a Captain in the US Army and US Army Corps of Engineers for five years, leading Engineer units, managing projects, and planning for infrastructure development in the United States, Iraq, Afghanistan and Thailand.