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. The Mosbacher Institute is therefore committed to identifying policies and practices that promote global market integration.
As the world becomes even more globalized, policymakers need answers to critical questions about market integration, the role of trade in the development of emerging and poor countries, and the possibility of better governance through trade. The Mosbacher Institute's Program in Integration of Global Markets advances sound trade policy by addressing such issues as:
The Program in Integration of Global Markets contributes to the publication of the Mosbacher Institute’s policy brief, The Takeaway, which share results of new policy research on these and other emerging international trade issues. The Takeaway offers concise, non-technical analysis; thoughtful policy discussion; and practical recommendations on the key issues facing decision makers.
The Program in Integration of Global Markets also develops learning and training opportunities to inspire young leaders, bringing well-known experts from government, the private sector, academe, and non-governmental organizations to the Bush School.
In addition, the program sponsors Mosbacher Internships in International Trade, which offer selected Bush School students the opportunity to gain professional experience at some of the world’s most influential trade related organizations. The internships build students’ knowledge of key and complex aspects of the international trade system, such as formulation of trade rules; financing, regulatory, and enforcement mechanisms; negotiation and accession processes; and dispute resolution tools.
Faculty Coordinator: Raymond Robertson is the Director of the Mosbacher Institute and Helen and Roy Ryu Professor of Economics and Government at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on the union of international, labor, and development economics. His research on the integration of US and Mexican production and its effect on trade can be found outlined in issues of The Takeaway. He received his PhD from the University of Texas after spending a year in Mexico as a Fulbright Scholar.
Raymond Robertson, Faculty Coordinator
Program in Integration of Global Markets