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(979) 845-1532
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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
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

Remembering Our Namesake - Robert A. Mosbacher Sr.

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Achieving the DREAM: The Effect of IRCA on Immigrant Youth Post-Secondary Educational Access
May
28

A new issue of The Takeaway describes Dr. Kalena Cortes’s research on the relationship between the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) and subsequent enrollment of immigrant youth, providing insight into potential effects and intergenerational benefits of effective immigration policy. Reducing barriers to higher education for undocumented immigrant youth can significantly improve higher educational attainment for these populations, leading to more prosperous communities. Cortes’s research found a significant increase in post-secondary enrollment among immigrant youth to whom amnesty was granted by the IRCA.

Read The Takeaway, Achieving the DREAM: The Effect of IRCA on Immigrant Youth Post-Secondary Educational Access

Sustainable Funding Options for Texas Wildlife Conservation
May
28

Texas has an estimated need of $20 million in non-federal funding in order to receive $60 million in federal funding from the proposed Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. By exploring Texas’s political culture and surveying stakeholders, this student Capstone team report analyzes and proposes the best possible options to fund wildlife conservation based on the criteria of feasibility and sustainability.

Read The Takeaway, Sustainable Funding Options for Texas Wildlife Conservation

COVID-19 No Match for the Forces of Global Trade
May
26

COVID-19 is not only causing worldwide economic decline, it is also feeding the world-view of those who favor more isolationist policies. While de-globalization captures more than trade, economic integration is at its core. In this article, the not-so-well-known operational underpinnings of trade globalization are explored. The basic reasons why international trade has skyrocketed in the recent past point to our economic future as well.

Read The Takeaway, COVID-19 No Match for the Forces of Global Trade

Front page photo of the Takeaway titled Chinese Reverse Merger Fraud
May
21

Reverse mergers offer a quick and reliable way to gain access to the American capital markets. The ease of a reverse merger, however, also provides a loophole for nefarious actors to defraud investors. Despite Chinese companies systemically utilizing reverse mergers to defraud American capital markets of $34 billion between 2007 and 2010, regulation has yet to properly address the issue.

Read The Takeaway, Shell Games: Chinese Reverse Merger Fraud



Programs

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The Mosbacher Institute is committed to identifying policies and practices that promote global market integration. Global market integration involves increased economic interdependence among nations and regions arising from reduced trade barriers and improved coordination of fiscal and monetary policies. It has been shown to foster economic growth, raise living standards, and promote world peace. As the world becomes more globalized, policymakers need to know how to harness the powerful tools of trade to improve the stable development of emerging countries and living standards here in the United States.

Faculty Coordinator:
Raymond Robertson

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The Mosbacher Institute takes a fact-based, economic approach to comparing the world’s energy options, evaluating the true costs of energy, encouraging the coordination of global policy responses to energy security, and promoting smarter energy policy. Sound energy policy that balances cheap, clean, and secure energy, while relying extensively on markets, is an essential foundation for economic growth.

Faculty Coordinator:
James M. Griffin

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The Mosbacher Institute aims to identify good governance practices and policies in our domestic economy, and to propose solutions to correct failures and inefficiencies in the provision of public services. Good governance 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 Institute focuses on governance in such key public policy areas as education, health, environment, and emergency management.

Faculty Coordinator:
Lori L. Taylor





Mosbacher Institute Research

The Mosbacher Takeaway

The Takeaway offers its readers concrete ideas to take away and integrate into their thinking about a policy problem or current event. It features concise, non-technical analysis, thoughtful policy discussion, and practical recommendations on the key issues facing decision makers.


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