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Jill Eicher


Jill Eicher is the director of the Infrastructure Lab at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Her work focuses on infrastructure financing models for public-sector agencies. Prior to joining BPC, she was a visiting scholar at Stanford University's Global Projects Center in the School of Engineering, working on the development of a cooperative investment model for public pension funds to deploy capital into U.S. infrastructure. That work built on research she did as a co-founder of the Fiduciary Infrastructure Initiative.

Eicher began her career in the investment management industry at Hellman, Jordan Management Co. and later served as a U.S. Treasury Department official for the government's community bank investment program. She is a graduate of Wellesley College, did post-graduate work at the Université de Strasbourg, and was issued a patent for a method to assess investment risk.

Deferred maintenance is beginning to get the attention it needs.
Australia has had success with 'asset recycling.' Maybe turning old into new could work here too.
Transferring public assets or the revenue they generate may be an idea whose time has come.
They badly need to improve their ability to generate investment returns. A Canadian province's initiative looks like a model worth studying.
By cutting out the middlemen, our pension funds are harnessing the power of their capital.