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David Anton is a second-year student of the Masters in Public Administration at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Prior to his graduate studies, David acted as policy advisor for Argentina’s Federal Government in the areas of transit planning and affordability. He also acted as policy advisor for Argentina’s Presidency of the G20 Economic Forum, supporting the harmonization of regulations concerning public-private partnerships for infrastructure development among country members. David also has experience in the private sector, conducting economic and financial valuation of infrastructure assets as part of Compass Lexecon’s International Arbitration Practice. He graduated with a BA in Economics in 2015 from the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina.

At SIPA, David became increasingly interested in topics related to revitalizing cities and assessing the socioeconomic impacts of infrastructure projects and urban policy interventions. He also interned with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and worked on a capstone project with Daimler Trucks North America, advising the firm on how to work with local governments in adapting freight transport regulations.

David’s September 11th Scholar Project is at the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC), where he is studying the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the agency’s Socioeconomic and Demographic Forecasts and Travel Demand models. The project is focused on how the increase in telework due to the pandemic will have long-term implications in the location of job opportunities across the New York Metropolitan Area and changing commuting patterns.

David Anton