After reading this news article, which suggests that Jakarta needs an “infrastructure upgrade,” I am convinced that law-based infrastructure studies would be quite interesting to read.
The article states:
“The law will smooth the development of public infrastructure,” said lawmaker Daryatmo Mardiyanto, who chaired the special committee that drafted the bill. “It will provide legal certainty and fairness for the people.”
While Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, could be the next Asian economy to take off, analysts say it has to address its overburdened infrastructure if it wants double-digit growth. Gross domestic product is projected to grow about 6.5% this year,
The interaction between law, economics, and state development seems like an obviously good vantage point for future scholarship. In fact, this might be a good way to get at the “infrastructure sector” that Hendrik mentioned a while back, and maybe a way to rethink the role of venture capitalists in infrastructure.