Dr. Raymond Robertson
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Dr. Raymond Robertson, Professor and holder of the Helen and Roy Ryu Chair in Economics and Government in the Department of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, became Director of the Mosbacher Institute in January, 2019. He is a recognized expert on international and labor economics.
Dr. Robertson’s research interests in the economics and policy implications of international trade, labor, and global development are well aligned with the interests and mission of the Institute.
Dr. Hyung-Gon Jeong
Visiting Scholar and Senior Research Fellow, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
Dr. Hyung-Gon Jeong is the former vice president and current senior research fellow at the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP). Before joining the KIEP in 2006, Dr. Jeong was a Senior Executive of the Office of Strategic Planning at the National Security Council (NSC), the Blue House (Office of the President, ROK). He has been working as a member of the Committee of Free Economic Zone of the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy and Vice President of Korea’s North-East Asia Economic Association. He was a consultant at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), a member of the Presidential Committee for Unification Preparation for Korea, and a member of the Policy Advisory Committee of the Korea Fair Trade Commission.
Dr. Jeong graduated from the University of Bonn and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Cologne. He was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Dr. Jeong’s research area is international economics including trade and investment, global supply chains, transition economy, and North Korean economy, and he has published many refereed journal articles, books, and working papers on these topics. During the 2022-23 academic year, he will be collaborating with the Mosbacher Institute’s Global Value Chains Program.
Dr. Kaleb Girma Abreha
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dr. Kaleb Abreha holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Business Economics from Aarhus University in Denmark, a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. Since earning his Ph.D., he has completed several research projects and peer-reviewed publications as a research fellow at Aarhus University and as a consultant at The World Bank. He was also a World Bank Africa fellow. Besides research, he lectured and assisted several undergraduate and graduate courses in economics, international business, and strategic management. His research interests are in the areas of international trade and investment, global value chains, firm and industry dynamics, industrialization, and economic growth and transformation.
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Since 2013, Jennifer Hartman Moore has served as the assistant director of the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy. A 1992 Texas A&M University graduate in political science, Moore spent more than ten years in the legislative and political arena, during which time she worked for state and federal legislators, including US Congressmen Joe Barton (TX) and Jay Dickey (AR), as well as Texas State Senator Florence Shapiro. Moore also worked in the White House during the administration of President George H.W. Bush.
As a legislative consultant for the Texas Hotel & Lodging Association in Austin, Moore educated members on legislative issues, and monitored and analyzed legislation. Her responsibilities as Senator Shapiro’s chief-of-staff included supervising the capitol and all district offices, administering the senator’s legislative agenda, and developing district outreach and press strategies. While working for US Representative Dickey as legislative director, she supervised legislative staff, coordinated the legislative agendas, and served as Congressman Dickey’s aide to the House Appropriations Committee. Moore also assisted in representing clients on telecommunications issues at the Washington, DC lobbying and government relations firm, The Dutko Group.
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Cynthia Gause is a graduate of Amherst College with a BA in physics. She spent her early career in the fledgling field of computer science, starting as a computer programmer and software designer on various government contracting projects around Boston and Washington, DC. She then worked for several years as an Information Systems Manager at The Bank of New York in New York City. Before moving to Texas and joining the Mosbacher Institute, she spent 19 years as the Administrative Assistant to the principals of the Williston School District in Williston, Vermont. In that position she was responsible for the schools’ data management and reporting, personnel coordination, community and school communications, and general organizational support.
James M. Griffin
James M. Griffin is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist in economics and mathematics. Griffin’s research on energy policy and the effects of technological change on various industries has been published in numerous scholarly articles and books, he co-authored the leading textbook in his field wrote A Smart Energy Policy: An Economist’s Rx for Balancing Cheap, Clean, and Secure Energy published by Yale University Press. Griffin also has considerable experience as a consultant on antitrust and regulatory matters. His current research interests are in groundwater and surface water regulation in Texas.