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December 18, 2014

A new economic and policy analysis concludes that the hydraulic fracturing (HF) or “fracking” being done in Texas is adding to the state’s overuse of its water resources, but is only part of the state’s “Texas-sized” water problem.  A recent study conducted by students at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University has been summarized in “The Takeaway,” published by the School’s Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy.


December 12, 2014

Not only should the United States lift its ban on exporting oil and natural gas in light of today’s economic and political climate, but it was wrong to ever ban such exports in the first place, contend two top scholars at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.


December 09, 2014

Government assistance programs like Medicaid, Food Stamps, and home heating aid all play an important role in the war against poverty; but that assistance is poorly targeted, say two scholars from The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, located at Texas A&M University.


October 17, 2014

Texas A&M University Professor Valerie M. Hudson’s book Sex and World Peace has been cited by Gloria Steinem as “must read,” one of the top three books on her reading list with the power to change lives. Steinem says Hudson’s book, published two years ago and under-read in her estimation, “…is a book that could and should transform everything from our families to our foreign policy.”


October 16, 2014

Dr. Kalena Cortes, Assistant Professor at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, has been appointed as a Faculty Research Fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research’s (NBER) Program on Education. Cortes joins more than 1,300 professors of economics and business now teaching at colleges and universities in North America who are NBER researchers, and who are considered the leading scholars in their fields.


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December 18, 2014

A new economic and policy analysis concludes that the hydraulic fracturing (HF) or “fracking” being done in Texas is adding to the state’s overuse of its water resources, but is only part of the state’s “Texas-sized” water problem.  A recent study conducted by students at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University has been summarized in “The Takeaway,” published by the School’s Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy.


December 12, 2014

Not only should the United States lift its ban on exporting oil and natural gas in light of today’s economic and political climate, but it was wrong to ever ban such exports in the first place, contend two top scholars at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.


December 09, 2014

Government assistance programs like Medicaid, Food Stamps, and home heating aid all play an important role in the war against poverty; but that assistance is poorly targeted, say two scholars from The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, located at Texas A&M University.


October 17, 2014

Texas A&M University Professor Valerie M. Hudson’s book Sex and World Peace has been cited by Gloria Steinem as “must read,” one of the top three books on her reading list with the power to change lives. Steinem says Hudson’s book, published two years ago and under-read in her estimation, “…is a book that could and should transform everything from our families to our foreign policy.”


October 16, 2014

Dr. Kalena Cortes, Assistant Professor at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, has been appointed as a Faculty Research Fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research’s (NBER) Program on Education. Cortes joins more than 1,300 professors of economics and business now teaching at colleges and universities in North America who are NBER researchers, and who are considered the leading scholars in their fields.


October 13, 2014

Politicians promise, and citizens expect, greater transparency in the administration of government activities.  Still, despite the growing consensus that there should be more transparency, citizens frequently lack the information needed to determine if their expectations have been met, assert two Texas A&M University professors who specialize in governance research.


October 10, 2014

During the past summer, Dr. Jessica Gottlieb and three student interns from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University traveled to the West African country of Senegal to conduct two months of intensive field work and research.  Based out of a local research institute in Dakar, the nation’s capital, the team sought to understand how local elites—religious, traditional, or political leaders—can wield their influence to guide voters’ decisions, even when it goes against the voters’ best interests.


October 09, 2014

The consolidation of school districts in Texas’ five largest counties would be a costly mistake, according to a study co-written by researchers at Texas A&M University that found the plan would raise costs and not improve student performance.


September 12, 2014

Dr. Joshua Shifrinson has won the Lucian Pye Award for the outstanding PhD thesis given annually by the Department of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Shifrinson earned his PhD at MIT in 2013 and is an assistant professor in the IA program at the Bush School.


September 12, 2014

in the ideological zeal and tenacity of ISIS, the U.S hasn’t seen such a determined enemy since Hitler’s Germany or Imperial Japan, says a national security policy expert at Texas A&M University. Professor Jasen Castillo examines this growing terrorist threat through the lens of his “cohesion theory.”


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