GLOBAL MARKET INTEGRATION FOSTERS GROWTH, RAISES LIVING STANDARDS, AND PROMOTES WORLD PEACE. THE MOSBACHER INSTITUTE IS THEREFORE COMMITTED TO IDENTIFYING POLICIES AND PRACTICES THAT PROMOTE GLOBAL MARKET INTEGRATION.
As the world becomes even more globalized, we need answers to critical questions about market integration, the role of trade in the development of emerging and poor countries, and the possibility of better governance through trade. The Mosbacher Institute's Program in Integration of Global Markets advances sound trade policy by addressing such issues as:
The Program in Integration of Global Markets produces policy briefs sharing results of new policy research on these and other emerging international trade issues. The Program also develops learning and training opportunities to inspire young leaders, bringing well-known experts from government, the private sector, academe, and non-governmental organizations to the Bush School. Additionally, the Program sponsors the Robert A. Mosbacher, Sr. Internships in International Trade, which offer selected Bush School students the opportunity to gain professional experience at some of the world’s most influential trade related organizations. The internships build students’ knowledge of key and complex aspects of the international trade system, such as formulation of trade rules; financing, regulatory, and enforcement mechanisms; negotiation and accession processes; and dispute resolution tools.
To date, Program activities have largely been achieved with start-up funding from internal sources. Additional funding will help the Program not only to sustain existing work, but also to achieve its goals of offering faculty and student research awards, hosting periodic academic public policy conferences, and sponsoring a Global Integration Fellow in Residence program.
Faculty Coordinator: Raymond Robertson is the Helen and Roy Ryu Professor of Economics and Government at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on the union of international, labor, and development economics. He has published in the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of International Economics, Review of International Economics, the Journal of Development Economics, and others. He serves on the advisory board at the Center for Global Development and was a member of the U.S. State Department's Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP). He is currently the chair of the US Department of Labor's National Advisory Committee on Labor Provisions of Free Trade Agreement (NAC). His current work focuses on the effects of the International Labor Organization's Better Work program in Cambodia and other countries, as well as other issues relating to the effects of globalization on workers. He received his PhD from the University of Texas after spending a year in Mexico as a Fulbright Scholar.
Raymond Robertson, Faculty Coordinator
Program in Integration of Global Markets