President George H.W. Bush and Robert A. Mosbacher
The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy was founded in October 2009 upon the request of President George H.W. Bush to honor Robert A. Mosbacher, Sr., who served as secretary of commerce from 1989 to 1992. Our primary stakeholders are the Bush School, its faculty and students, Texas A&M University, the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library, and our donors.
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The term “water-energy-food nexus” describes the ways the three resources are heavily dependent on each other. The science of the water-energy-food nexus suggests that these resources need to be managed and governed together. But, few people know much about what nexus governance is or why it matters. This brief addresses the governance of these resources as reflected in research of the Institute for Science, Technology, and Public Policy.
Read The Takeaway, Governing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: What it Is and Why it Matters .
Please join us for an Education Policy Workshop featuring Dr. Susan Dynarski who will speak about her research relating to inequality in education. Dr. Dynarski is a professor of public policy, education, and economics at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on inequality in education, the effectiveness of charter schools, the optimal design of financial aid, and the effect of high school reforms.
The national debt is again in the news, having passed 21 trillion dollars and 100% of gross domestic product. Rather than growth generating additional tax revenues that would pay for the tax cuts of 2017, as predicted by nonpartisan economists, the US budget deficit rose 17% over fiscal year 2017. The goal of this issue of The Takeaway is to help readers understand the US federal debt and why it matters.
Read The Takeaway, Two More Reasons Why the Federal Debt Matters .
Please join us for a wide-ranging discussion on the proposed changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement featuring Jaime Serra Puche, the lead NAFTA negotiator for Mexico, and other distinguished panelists.
Find more information about the event on the North American Trade Symposium page.
Join the Mosbacher Institute on February 13, 2019, for a Conversations in Public Policy seminar on "The Economic Impact of Trump’s Trade Policy" with Anne O. Krueger, Former First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.
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