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Bush School Professor Awarded 2018 Presidential Impact Fellow

November 05, 2018

Dr. Raymond Robertson with Provost Fierke and President Michael Young


Dr. Raymond Robertson has been named a Texas A&M 2018 Presidential Impact Fellow, which will grant him $25,000 for the next three fiscal years to enhance his transformational learning, discovery, innovation, and impact. The award is designed to help honorees further Texas A&M’s efforts to create a better world.

Robertson is among twenty-one faculty members across Texas A&M to receive the award which carries with it the lifetime title of “Presidential Impact Fellow.”  In an announcement of the award, Provost Fierke said, “This honor is clear recognition of the excellence of these faculty in their scholarly endeavors.” “They are among the nation’s very best and will continue for many years to make transformational impacts that reach far beyond the walls of Texas A&M.” 

Robertson is a 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.

“I am very honored to be among such an outstanding group of scholars. This program should help raise the profile of Texas A&M, and I am excited about supporting the University through this program,” Robertson said.

Dean Mark Welsh commented, “All of us at the Bush School are incredibly proud of Raymond Roberston.  This extremely well-deserved recognition lets everyone else at Texas A&M know what we already knew … he’s awesome!”
Robertson is also a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany. He previously taught at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and was a visiting professor in the Department of Economics at the Graduate School of Administration, Monterrey Institute of Technology’s Mexico City Campus. He formerly chaired the US Department of Labor’s National Advisory Committee for Labor Provisions of the US Free Trade Agreements and served on the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy. He is currently a member of the Center for Global Development’s advisory board.