Infrastructure Financing (ITLS6501)

UNIT OF STUDY

Infrastructure is the backbone of every economy. Investment in infrastructure has the capacity to enhance productivity and generate growth, and has multiplier effects that are not only economic but also social and environmental. The cost of infrastructure projects, however, can be substantial and funding these projects represents a significant challenge. In this unit, students explore various forms of infrastructure financing and funding in order to achieve an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of each method and to appreciate when particular approaches are more or less suitable than others. Students are also introduced to the concepts of procurement strategies, tendering and contract theories.

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Classes

9 x 3.5 hour lectures, 3 x 3.5 hour workshops. Refer to timetable for full details.

Assessment

Quiz (15%), essay (30%), group (25%), exam (30%)

Textbooks

Weber B Infrastructure as an Asset Class - Investment Strategies, Project Finance and PPP; Pretorius F Project Finance for Construction and Infrastructure - Principles and Case Studies; Tan W Principles Of Project And Infrastructure Finance; Yescombe ER P

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No

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Corequisites

ITLS5200 (or TPTM6495) or QBUS5002

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