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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

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California’s Solar Rooftop Experience: An Update
Jan
14

An earlier Takeaway focusing on 2010 showed the necessity of state and federal subsidies to support the adoption of residential solar rooftops. Back then, the environmental bang for the buck was poor. But now, steeply falling solar costs have changed the picture. As before, our update looks not only at the costs and benefits to the solar adopters, but also to the investor-owned electric utilities, to the government, and to the environment. Cost reductions in solar panels now make subsidies unnecessary, but electric utilities continue to face a difficult situation. Two big policy changes are needed.

Read The Takeaway, California’s Solar Rooftop Experience: An Update

How US Imports from China Affect Mexican Labor Markets
Dec
6

China’s growth over the past decades has profoundly influenced global trade. Several recent studies document how US imports from China adversely affect US workers. These studies suggest that Chinese imports are associated with lower wages and employment. What has been less appreciated, however, is that US imports from China also adversely affect Mexican workers. This finding is important because it indicates that the United States and Mexico face common challenges that, through cooperation, they could successfully face together.

Read the Takeaway, How US Imports from China Affect Mexican Labor Markets



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





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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