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Welcome to Just Economics, LLC

With more than 35 years of experience, Just Economics helps communities harmonize economic incentives with public policy objectives to:

  • Reduce blight by putting vacant and boarded-up properties back into use;
  • Enhance business and employment opportunities;
  • Fund transit and other public infrastructure;
  • Reduce parking & traffic congestion;
  • Enhance housing affordability;
  • Enhance the environment;
  • Balance Budgets; and
  • Reduce sprawl.

Just Economics accomplishes these goals by helping communities re-engineer taxes, fees and regulations so that:

  • Incentives embedded in taxes, fees and regulations encourage the private sector to create jobs, affordable housing, transportation efficiency and sustainable economic development;
  • Needed public revenues are obtained; and
  • Government sustainability, efficiency and competitiveness are enhanced.

Articles of Interest

Selected Reports

Selected Speaking Engagements

    Transportation Research Board Recorded Presentation

    • March, 2019 -- Finding Infrastructure with Value Capture

    Strong Towns Podcast #164

    • Jan 31, 2014 -- Funding Infrastructure for Prosperity, Equity & Sustainability

    The Center for State Innovation - State Policy Directors' Meeting

    • October, 2011 -- View Rybeck's 3-minute presentation, "Funding Infrastructure for Affordable & Sustainable Communities"

    Martin Tuchman School of Management, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Infrastructure Finance Workshop: Neward, NJ

    • Nov 17, 2017 -- "Infrastructure Perversity: Why No Good Deed Goes Unpunished"

    Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting: Washington, DC

    • January 11, 2015 -- "Value Capture Methods"

    Southern New England American Planning Association Conference: Hartford, CT

    • Sept 20, 2012 -- Revitalizing Markets and Achieving Smart Growth

    Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group's Second Annual Community Development Summit: Pittsburgh, PA

    • May 24, 2012 -- Transit-Oriented Development and Value Capture: What is it? Does it work? How can you use it? Stories and Lessons From the Front Lines.

    Transit: Critical Issues Symposium sponsored by the DeVoe Moore Center, Florida State Univeristy : Tallahassee, FL

    • May 15, 2012 -- Value Capture's Potential to Fund Transit

    The 20th Congress for New Urbanism: West Palm Beach, FL

    • May 12, 2012 -- Tactical Urbanism, Economics and Community

    World Bank - Brown Bag Lunch Series : Washington, DC

    • April 11, 2012 -- Integrating Transportation & Land Use for Sustainability & Equity

    Solutions for Sustainable Communities: Washington, DC

    • September 26, 2011 -- Successfully Financing Mixed-Use Development and Place-Making Infrastructure

    American Planning Association, PA Chapter: Lancaster, Pennsylvania

    • Oct 3-5, 2010 -- Toward Sustainable Infrastructure

    Innovations in Pricing of Transportation Systems: Orlando, Florida

    • May 13-14, 2010 -- User Fees for the Invisible User

    MetroRail 2010 Conference: London, England

    • March 22, 2010 - Exploring Funding Through Real Estate Development
    • March 22, 2010 - Potential & Scope for Non-Fare Revenue