Paper Author Biographical Information
Randall W. Eberts is executive director of the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. His research interests include the linkage between highway infrastructure and economic development. He was a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Measuring and Improving Infrastructure Performance. Dr. Eberts received a Ph.D. and an M.A. from Northwestern University and a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego. Before assuming the directorship of the Upjohn Institute in 1993, Dr. Eberts was an assistant vice president and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and a professor at the University of Oregon.
Jean Lauver is President of Prairie Manor, Inc., an English country manor style bed-and-breakfast in Goshen, Indiana. Ms. Lauver was a staff member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee from 1974 to 1996 and was the principal committee Republican staff person during consideration of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 and the National Highway System Designation Act of 1995 as well as the Surface Transportation Acts of 1978, 1982, and 1987. She has an M.A. from George Washington University and a B.A. from Goshen College.
Barrie R. Nault is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine. He does research on ownership, incentives, membership, and investment in new organizational forms such as alliances and network and virtual organizations. His most recent work applies these concepts to advanced logistics, electronic markets for transport services, and supply-chain management. He has published in Information Systems Research, Management Science, Management Information Systems Quarterly, Marketing Science, and Organization Science, among others.
John E. Petersen is President of Government Finance Group, Inc. He has 30 years of experience in research and practice related to public finance. From 1977 to 1991 he was Senior Director of the Government Finance Research Center, Government Finance Officers Association. He is a former Fairfax, Virginia, City Council member and a former Director of the Washington Area Council of Governments. Dr. Petersen holds a B.A. from Northwestern University, an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Daniel Smith is a Partner in The Tioga Group, a freight transportation consulting firm. He has 17 years of experience in freight transportation strategy, policy, and planning, with particular emphasis on rail and marine intermodal transportation. His clients have included ports, railroads, shippers, leasing companies, industry associations, and government agencies.