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Trump Looks To Private Sector To Help Build Infrastructure

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Officials from President Trump's administration have said they will release more details of a $1 trillion plan to overhaul the nation's infrastructure soon. One of the ways Trump has indicated he might finance that work is through public-private partnerships.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Eduardo Engel, a professor of economics at the University of Chile who has studied public-private partnerships, about the advantages and risks of building infrastructure with private support.

The audio for this conversation can be heard here.

This article was originally published on May 11, 2017.

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