Michael Likosky

Principal, Infrastructure
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Michael is widely recognized as the pre-eminent expert on P3s and leads the 32 Advisors’ Infrastructure team. He has over fifteen years of experience providing advice to many of our nation’s leaders and is an expert to the United Nations, OECD, and the US Treasury Department (internal).

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EXPERT

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OECD Working Group Member and Expert

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Michael served as an expert on P3s with a focus on Africa, institutional investors, and social impact.  He served on OECD-NEPAD working group. Advised on P3s and social investment vehicles.
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P3 Expert

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Michael served as an expert on P3s and regular contributor to World Investment Report in the areas of infrastructure, oil and gas, mining and large-scale renegotiations of P3s. He advised the Inter-Ministerial Board.
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P3 Expert

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Michael advised the US Treasury Department as an Internal Advisor on public-private partnerships, the proposed National Infrastructure Bank, and the Build America Bond program.
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Co-Chair of Governor Edmund Brown Jr. Task Force to Modernize the CA Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank

State of California

Michael Co-Chaired Governor Edmund Brown Jr.’s Task Force to Modernize the CA State Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank.  His duties included developing Public-Private Partnership capacity, conducting investor roadshows, and preparing the bank for incorporation into the Office of the Governor.  The recommendations of the Task Force were accepted and incorporated into the I-Bank’s strategy and operations.
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NY Empire State Development Corporation Expert

State of New York

Michael advised the Executive Director on Public-Private Partnerships and creating a NY infrastructure bank.  He worked together with NY US Senate delegation and ESD on the innovative financing of projects. 
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P3 Expert

State of New Jersey

Michael advised the Office of the Governor (Chris Christie) on public-private partnerships and a state infrastructure bank.
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P3 Expert

City of Newark

Michael advised then-Mayor of Newark Cory Booker on public-private partnerships and the creation of an Infrastructure Bank for New Jersey.  He continues to advise Senator Booker.
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P3 Expert

City of Chicago

Michael advised the Chief Financial Officer of the City of Chicago on developing an infrastructure plan and a pipeline of public-private partnerships.
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P3 Expert

Clinton Global Initiative America

Michael served as an expert on P3s on a range of issues including the commitment by the AFL-CIO and AFT to invest $10 billion into US infrastructure as well as President Bill Clinton’s convening of US mayors on the usage of city based public-private partnerships.
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Expert

International Development Law Organization

Michael authored a series of internal reports setting out the strategic direction of the organization including the areas of infrastructure, extractives, and microfinance.
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Michael advised major broadcasting and satellite providers on foreign direct investment to Asia.
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Convener

Reinvesting in America Initiative

Michael is the founder and convener of the longstanding Reinvesting in America Initiative, bringing together US Treasury, US Departments of Defense, Transportation and Commerce, and members of Congress for small off the record meetings often in partnership with OECD, Partnership for NYC, Citizens Budget Commission, Debevoise & Plimpton, and Shearman & Sterling.

PROFESSOR

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Professor of International Economic Law

University of London

Michael was a chaired professor within the Law School of Oriental & African Studies.
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Director of Center on Law & Public Finance

New York University

Michael founded and directed NYU’s Center on Law & Public Finance and was a senior fellow at the Institute for Public Knowledge

AWARDS

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Fellowships

Oxford University, Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, Distinguished Research Affiliate

University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, John and Mary R Markle Foundation Fellow

Century Foundation, Senior Fellow

NYU School of Law, Global Crystal Eastman Research Fellow

Michael has held a number of fellowships at leading institutions.
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Multi-year Grantee

Ford Foundation  (3 time)

Rockefeller Foundation (2 time)

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Arts & Humanities Research Council (2 time)

Chatham House (1 time)

Michael has been a grant awardee on a multi-year basis advancing the use of best practices in Public-Private Partnerships and Infrastructure Banks within the US and globally through high level government advisory.
 

AUTHOR

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Author

Cambridge University Press

Obama’s Bank: Financing a Durable New Deal (Cambridge)

Law, Infrastructure and Human Rights (Cambridge)

Transnational Legal Processes (Cambridge)

Privatizing Development (Martinus Nijhoff)

The Silicon Empire (Ashgate)

 

Five time author and editor of touchstone books on public-private partnerships globally.
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Frequent Contributor

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Michael is a frequent contributor to leading news outlets

EDUCATION

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Doctor of Philosophy in Law

Oxford University

Michael holds a DPhil in Law from the University of Oxford where he wrote his dissertation on infrastructure and free economic zones.
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Bachelor of Arts in History

Vassar College

Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Vassar College

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