Econintersect: Michael Likosky, founder of the Center on Law and Public Finance at New York University, has moved from NYU to The Century Foundation. Likosky is a Senior Fellow in his new position. He has previously been professor of International Economic Law at the University of London, and has held posts and fellowships at Oxford Law, Fordham Law, and Wisconsin Law, in addition to NYU Law. He convenes the Reinvesting in America Series which he will bring with him to his new position. Likosky has provided information for GEI News reports on infrastructure financing and public-private partnerships.
Likosky told Econintersect:
I am bringing with me my Reinvesting in America event series. It brings together members of Congress, agency heads and senior officials, and other stakeholders. Federal officials have been from Department of Defense, Treasury Department, Department of Transportation, Department of Commerce, etc. I often partner with the OECD, the California Business Transportation and Housing Agency, Debevoise & Plimpton, Shearman & Sterling, Hogan Lovells, Partnership NYC, the Citizens Budget Commission, Regional Plan Association, AECOM, the California State Infrastructure Bank, Clinton Global Initiative, British Telecom, etc.
Here is the full text of the announcement by The Century Foundation, which also includes announcements for the appointment of Joe Miller, formerly with the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) as Director of Digital Communications and the promotion of Suzanne Chang to Senior Digital Media Manager:
The Century Foundation, one of the nation’s oldest think tanks, announced the addition of Michael Likosky as senior fellow and Joe Miller as director of digital communications.
Likosky founded and directed the Center on Law & Public Finance at New York University, and was senior fellow at the Institute for Public Knowledge. Miller joins The Century Foundation from a similar position at the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office in Washington, D.C.
“We are thrilled to have Michael Likosky join our team,” said Janice Nittoli, president of The Century Foundation. “Infrastructure investment is an essential way to grow our way out of our economic slump while building for our future and few know more about the nuances of how to do that right than Michael.”
Likosky has written five books on infrastructure, energy, financial crisis and reinvestment, high tech and industrial growth, oil and gas, mining, and political risk: Obama's Bank(Cambridge); Law, Infrastructure and Human Rights (Cambridge); Transnational Legal Processes (Cambridge); Privatizing Development (Martinus Nijhoff); and The Silicon Empire(Ashgate). Likosky was professor of International Economic Law at the University of London, and has held posts and fellowships at Oxford Law, NYU Law, Fordham Law, and Wisconsin Law.
Likosky is an expert on public-private partnerships to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Clinton Global Initiative, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and the World Investment Reports. He convenes the Reinvesting in America Series which partners with the OECD, Partnership for New York City, Citizens Budget Commission, Building America's Future and others. Likosky also co-chairs the Task Force to Modernize California's State Infrastructure Bank at the direction of Governor Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown, Jr. and advises U.S. senators and house members, U.S. treasury, governors, and mayors on partnerships.
“The Century Foundation has a long and deep history of high-impact policy and is a perfect place for me to continue working on issues of infrastructure and investment,” Likosky said. “The choices we make today – whether we invest, where we spend and on what –will impact the American and global economy for generations.”
Miller created the Congressional Budget Office’s digital strategy program while heading the agency’s web team. Previously, he worked as a senior staff writer at FactCheck.org and was an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina—Pembroke and the United States Military Academy. He received his PhD in political philosophy from the University of Virginia, his MA in philosophy from Virginia Tech, and his BA from Hampden-Sydney College.
“We have been building our capacity in communications and are fortunate to add Joe Miller's media savvy and editorial sense to our staff,” Nittoli said. “Joe comes from the respected Congressional Budget Office and, like them, we strive to add value to policy conversations by presenting our research in engaging and useful ways.”
The Century Foundation also announced that Suzanne Chang has been promoted to the position of Senior Digital Media Manager where she will continue to curate and manage the Foundation’s social media and web presence.
- The Century Foundation Adds New Senior Fellow and Key Communication Staff (Press release, The Century Foundation, 22 February 2013)
- Reinvesting in America (Center on Law and Public Finance, not dated)