Michael Likosky is a senior fellow at The Century Foundation with expertise in public-private partnerships, infrastructure, energy, financial crisis and reinvestment, high tech and industrial growth, oil and gas, mining, and political risk.
An advisor on public-private partnerships to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Clinton Global Initiative, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and the World Investment Reports, he also convenes the Reinvesting in America Series which partners with the OECD, Partnership for New York City, Citizens Budget Commission, Building America's Future and others.
Likosky co-chaired the Task Force to Modernize California's State Infrastructure Bank at the direction of Governor Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown, Jr., is advising the Chief Financial Officer of the City of Chicago on public-private partnerships with support from the Surdna Foundation and advises U.S. senators and house members, U.S. treasury, governors, and mayors on partnerships.
The author of Obama's Bank (Cambridge); Law, Infrastructure and Human Rights (Cambridge); Transnational Legal Processes (Cambridge); Privatizing Development (Martinus Nijhoff); and The Silicon Empire (Ashgate), Likosky also founded and directed the Center on Law & Public Finance at New York University, and was a senior fellow at the Institute for Public Knowledge. A former tenured law professor in International Economic Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, he has also held posts and fellowships at Oxford Law, NYU Law, Fordham Law, and Wisconsin Law.
His work has been supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Board, Rockefeller Foundation, Markle Foundation and Ford Foundation, where Likosky is leading a project on financing public-private partnerships.