A new research study titled "Economic Effects of Interruption of Capacity on the Ambassador Bridge," released by Michael H. Belzer, Ph.D., Wayne State University and the University of Michigan in association with Global Insight, provides an economic impact estimation analysis involving the Ambassador Bridge closings for four hours, two days, one week and two weeks. The study reports that a two-week disruption of the Ambassador Bridge would most likely cost the southeast Michigan and Ontario, Canada economies a net loss of over $US1.6 billion ($CA2.3 billion).