Joseph Kane is a researcher at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program in Washington, DC. His work contributes to the Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative, with a focus on transportation and freight movement. Within these areas of research, he has explored infrastructure’s central economic role across different regions as well as its relationship to opportunity and resiliency. He has engaged directly with a variety of public and private sector leaders at the federal, state, and local level, aiming to better quantify the effects of increased infrastructure investment, including impacts on metropolitan labor markets. Prior to Brookings, he was an economist at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. He holds a master’s degree in urban and environmental planning from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in economics and history from the College of William and Mary.
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