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

About the Mosbacher Institute

Robert A. Mosbacher Sr., and President George H.W. Bush

President George H.W. Bush and Robert A. Mosbacher Sr.


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 stakeholders are the Bush School, its faculty and students, Texas A&M University, the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library, and our donors, along with business leaders, visiting experts, and public policymakers.


Philosophy & Mission

"We live in a new world of global markets and increasingly diffuse political and economic power. We must rethink the domestic implications of these changes and chart the way forward." - Robert A. Mosbacher Sr.

The mission of the Mosbacher Institute is to address the most pressing economic challenges confronting the United States and world economies by conducting policy-relevant research; providing education; and engaging stakeholders in the areas of trade, economics, and public policy. The Institute is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to understanding and explaining the complex relationship between the United States and the rest of the world. We value open trade policies, data-supported research and policy analysis, government transparency, and economic efficiency.


PROGRAMS

The Mosbacher Institute’s three core programs are designed to support the Institute’s research and educational objectives relating to trade, economics, and public policy:

  • Global Markets and Trade Program

    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.

  • Energy Program

    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.

  • Governance and Public Services Program

    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.

A distinguishing feature of the Mosbacher Institute programs is their integrated design. Each program is not a discrete operation, but contributes to the broader Institute goal of finding inter-related policy solutions. Together, the three programs create an environment where specialists from all of these areas cooperate to solve concrete policy problems using evidence-based research and qualitative analysis. The Institute’s design links fields of knowledge in ways that mirror the needs of the global future.

The three core programs have common features. Each program has a program coordinator that is a full-time Bush School faculty member actively engaged in research. Each program contributes to the Mosbacher Institute’s policy workshops, speaker series, The Takeaway policy briefs, and conferences. They are also involved in recruiting sponsors and topics for program-related Capstone Seminars.


Resources

The Mosbacher Institute activities are funded through the contributions of Bush School and Mosbacher Institute benefactors. As additional funding becomes available, we look forward to increasing our education and research activities and making a greater impact on public policy. Please consider making a contribution today. Learn more about how to give to the Bush School.


Institute Governance

The Mosbacher Institute is directed by Raymond Robertson, who also holds the Helen and Roy Ryu Chair in Economics and Government, and sits on The Bush School Executive Committee. The Bush School dean and its Advisory Board facilitate linkages with other Bush School and Texas A&M University units and with experts in trade, economics, and related policy areas. The Institute is reviewed annually by the dean and periodically by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Research of Texas A&M University. These reviews provide assessment and recommendations regarding operations, academic productivity, financial status and planning, and other pertinent parameters.


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