THE ECONOMIC STATECRAFT PROGRAM
The Economic Statecraft Program (ESP) is an academic research program that serves as both a nexus and a catalyst for advancing foundational and cutting edge work in the area of economic statecraft.
The Bush School’s Economic Statecraft Program is a novel effort that seeks to analyze economic statecraft, bring together academics across the world, and serve as a linkage between policymakers and academia. It is led by Dr. William J. Norris, an Associate Professor at the Bush School, who also directs the China Studies concentration.
The Program conducts academic and policy-oriented research on economic statecraft and hosts events like the Economic Statecraft Conference, an innovative venue in Washington, DC, facilitating dialogue between academia and practitioners. The Economic Statecraft Program prides itself on drawing together various approaches to economic statecraft within the international relations tradition to provide a rigorous and fruitful analysis of the phenomenon’s history, its contemporary manifestations, and future avenues for innovative theoretical and empirical research.
Students at the Bush School have the opportunity of taking graduate coursework on China, grand strategy, economics, and political science. In addition, they are encouraged to take courses from Texas A&M University’s graduate business and law schools.