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The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy

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

Program in Governance & Public Services


Governance is the process by which institutions identify and implement policy. The Mosbacher Institute defines "good governance" as wise decision-making that both sets the scope of government services and then provides those services in a cost-effective manner. Good governance is critical for keeping the US economy competitive in today’s globalized economy. Good governance improves the delivery of services to citizens, 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’s Program in Governance & Public Services aims to identify good governance practices and policies used by governments at all levels. The program also seeks to propose solutions to correct failures and inefficiencies in the provision of public services. The program uses evidence-based policy research and qualitative analysis to answer such questions as:

  • How can government deliver public goods and services that are more cost-effective and better quality?
  • To what extent can competition and cooperation among governments lead to better decision-making in public institutions?
  • Can improved access to information enable better citizen participation in governmental decision-making?

The Governance Program contributes to the publication of Mosbacher Institute’s The Takeaway policy briefs, which share results of new policy research on these and other cutting-edge governance issues. The Takeaway offers concise, non-technical analysis; thoughtful policy discussion; and practical recommendations on the key issues facing decision makers.

The Governance Program also develops learning and training opportunities to inspire young leaders, bringing in well-known public policy experts from government, the private sector, academe, and non-governmental organizations to the Bush School.

Additionally, the program spearheads and organizes “Capstone Projects” for Bush School students, promoting hands-on training in evaluating domestic policies and programs. The Governance Program has worked with a number of students to publish their own The Takeaway briefs based on their capstone research.


Domonic A. Bearfield Faculty Coordinator: Domonic A. Bearfield is an associate professor in the Bush School of Government and Public Service. He holds a PhD in public administration from Rutgers-Newark. His research is focused on improving the understanding of public sector patronage, ethics, and public management. Having published numerous peer-reviewed articles, Dr. Bearfield's work has appeared in Public Performance and Management Review and Public Management Case Studies: A Global Perspective. He currently serves as the American Political Science Association's newsletter editor for the public administration section.

Domonic A. Bearfield, Faculty Coordinator
Program in Governance & Public Services
979.845.6701
dbearfield@tamu.edu


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

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