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Center Research Associate Explores P3 Highway Projects in Developing Countries


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June 2, 2016 – This spring Vinh Mai, a George Mason undergraduate and Center Research Associate, received a research scholarship from Mason’s Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities and Research (OSCAR). Vinh explored how to make public-private partnership (P3) highway projects in developing countries bankable and attractive to world-class infrastructure investors. He discovered that creating an efficient and clear risk-sharing mechanism is the key and focused his research on developing a risk management framework, combining different risk identification approaches, and exploring the literature on risk-sharing preferences between public and private parties. His research culminated in a presentation he gave at the the George Mason Undergraduate Research Symposium at the Center for Art in May.