THE ECONOMIC STATECRAFT PROGRAM
The Bush School’s Economic Statecraft Program (ESP) is a national center of excellence for the study of economics and security that serves as a magnetic pole for bringing together and stimulating a growing body of scholarship on the topic 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.