As Secretary Mosbacher so rightly observed, we live in a new world of global markets and increasingly diffuse political and economic power. The Robert A. Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy is dedicated to rethinking the domestic implications of these changes and charting the way forward.
Our mission is to address the most pressing economic challenges confronting the US and world economies by conducting policy-relevant research; providing education; and engaging stakeholders in the areas of trade, economics, and public policy. I’m very excited about the role that the Mosbacher Institute can and will play in the design and implementation of policies that make a difference regionally, nationally, and globally.
I’m particularly excited about the prospects for our three core programs:
The Program in Integration of Global Markets. Because integration of global markets offers the best mechanism for raising global standards of living and promoting world peace, the Mosbacher Institute is committed to finding serious answers to big questions about market integration – the role of trade in the development of emerging countries, the potential for better governance through trade, and the potential for trade to promote world peace.
The Program in Energy. We believe that sound energy policy is an essential foundation for economic growth, and that the US and global economies must balance cheap, clean, and secure energy while relying extensively on markets. The Mosbacher Institute takes a fact-based, economic approach to comparing the world’s energy options, sizing up the costs of energy, and encouraging the coordination of global policy responses to energy security.
The Program in Governance and Public Services. We believe that good governance is critical for keeping the US economy competitive in today’s globalized economy. Good governance increases the efficiency of the public sector and lowers the costs of doing business for the private sector, thereby increasing America’s competitiveness in the global marketplace. The Mosbacher Institute aims to identify good governance practices and policies in our domestic economy, and to propose solutions to correct failures and inefficiencies in the provision of public services.
Each of these programs builds on the expertise of Bush School faculty to provide policymakers and other stakeholders with insights and outreach on important public policy issues.