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 stakeholders are the Bush School, its faculty and students, Texas A&M University, the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library, and our donors, along with business leaders, visiting experts, and public policymakers.
"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." - Robert A. Mosbacher, Sr.
The mission of the Mosbacher Institute is to produce innovative policy research and top-quality education and training to help the decision makers of today and tomorrow meet the challenges posed by a new world of global markets and increasingly diffuse political and economic power. We want to engage all of our stakeholders in the design of policy solutions to the complex and difficult challenges confronting the U.S. and world economies.
The Mosbacher Institute activities are funded through the contributions of Bush School and Mosbacher Institute benefactors. As additional funding becomes available, we look forward to increasing our education and research activities and making a greater impact on public policy. Please consider making a contribution today. Learn more about how to give the the Bush School.
The Mosbacher Institute is led by Professor Lori L. Taylor, who also holds the Verlin and Howard Kruse ’52 Founders Associate Professorship and sits on The Bush School Executive Committee. The Bush School dean and its Advisory Board facilitate linkages with other Bush School and Texas A&M University units and with experts in trade, economics, and related policy areas. The Institute is reviewed annually by the dean and periodically by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Research of Texas A&M University. These reviews provide assessment and recommendations regarding operations, academic productivity, financial status and planning, and other pertinent parameters.