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The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
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College Station, Texas 77843-4220


Contact

(979) 845-1532
bushschoolmosbacher@tamu.edu

The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220

Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy


President George H.W. Bush and Robert A. Mosbacher talking in Oval Office

President George H.W. Bush and Robert A. Mosbacher


WE LIVE IN A NEW WORLD OF GLOBAL MARKETS AND INCREASINGLY DIFFUSE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC POWER. WE MUST RETHINK THE DOMESTIC IMPLICATIONS OF THESE CHANGES AND CHART THE WAY FORWARD.

The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy was founded in October 2009 upon the request of President George H.W. Bush to honor Robert A. Mosbacher, Sr., who served as secretary of commerce from 1989 to 1992. Our primary stakeholders are the Bush School, its faculty and students, Texas A&M University, the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library, and our donors.



News & Events

US Congressman Bill Flores

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) fundamentally changed the economic relationship between US and Mexican workers. Research suggests that prior to NAFTA, Mexican workers competed with US workers for jobs in manufacturing, but now Mexican workers are best described as complements to US workers, and that North America is more accurately described as a single production unit where jobs grow (or shrink) on both sides of the border simultaneously. This issue of The Takeaway argues that ending NAFTA, or not approving the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), is unlikely to reverse North American economic integration, but would raise costs for those sharing production across borders, making it harder to export our products to the rest of the world.

Read The Takeaway, Why We Need the USMCA.


US Congressman Bill Flores
Nov
7

Join the Mosbacher Institute on November 7, 2018, for a discussion of "Trade and Energy Policy Challenges Facing Congress" with US Congressman Bill Flores, Representative of the 17th District of Texas.


takeaway cover

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in late 2017 has many nonprofit practitioners and academics in the field pondering how the tax law changes will affect giving motivation by donors. It is certainly too early to tell, but many have predicted significant decreases in charitable contributions. This issue of The Takeaway advises nonprofit leaders on some of the concerns and opportunities brought by the new tax laws.




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The Mosbacher Takeaway

The Takeaway offers its readers concrete ideas to take away and integrate into their thinking about a policy problem or current event. It features concise, non-technical analysis, thoughtful policy discussion, and practical recommendations on the key issues facing decision makers.


Contact

(979) 845-1532
bushschoolmosbacher@tamu.edu

The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220


Contact

(979) 845-1532
bushschoolmosbacher@tamu.edu

The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy

The Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University
4220 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-4220