Secretary Robert A. Mosbacher understood that we live in a new world of global markets and increasingly diffuse political and economic power. The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy is dedicated to expanding our understanding of the complex relationship between the United States and the rest of the world.
Our mission 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. I’m very excited about the role that the Mosbacher Institute plays in the design and implementation of policies that make a difference regionally, nationally, and globally.
I’m particularly excited about the prospects for two interdisciplinary education and research programs that we are establishing:
Borders and Migration Program – The increasing movement of people, goods, and ideas across geographical borders has put border states like Texas under significant pressure to adapt to changing realities. The Borders & Migration Program is a research consortium under the guidance of the Mosbacher Institute that will enlist faculty from departments across Texas A&M University who have overlapping interests and complementary expertise to conduct cutting-edge research and create innovative solutions that address the opportunities and challenges that migration poses for local communities and national politics.
Global Value Chains Program – A global value chain (GVC) comprises the full range of activities in various firms and geographic spaces that are required to bring a product from its conception to its end use. GVCs make up nearly 80% of all global trade. Supply chain relationships are complex and can create difficult policy challenges. The mission of the Global Value Chains Program is to conduct interdisciplinary research on the emerging issues that global value chains are facing with a holistic paradigm embracing policy, economics, and supply chain management.
Each of these programs builds on the expertise of Bush School and other Texas A&M University faculty to provide policymakers and other stakeholders with insights and outreach on important public policy issues and students with valuable career expertise. The Mosbacher Institute can play a critical role in fostering new ventures and supporting high-quality cooperative research. We hope you will join us and support the Mosbacher Institute.