Lobbying plays an important role in US politics and policy-making, which has not gone unnoticed by US firms. The latest issue of The Takeaway looks at how political strategy has become an important complement to firms’ market activities to improve profitability.
Mosbacher Institute News
Healthcare for Texas seniors is addressed in a recent publication by the Texas A&M Bush School of Government and Public Service’s Mosbacher Institute. The article explores some of the central barriers to effective healthcare and outlines policy changes to address them. The author notes that while Texas is growing proportionately older, the health challenges faced […]
Working conditions and labor issues remain among the most pressing issues affecting US and European trade policies, as illustrated by renewed, and potentially ineffective, government efforts to block imports that might be produced with forced labor. On April 19, 2021, the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at Texas A&M University and the […]
On April 13, 2021, the Mosbacher Institute’s Borders and Migration Lab hosted Ms. Ginger Jacobs, a California immigration attorney, who gave a talk titled “Myth-Busting around Immigration and Asylum.” The event was the second in a new speaker series called The Other Side of the Border – Ties That Bind and Issues That Divide, which […]
With the impact of the pandemic and its disruptions to global supply chains making secure and resilient supply chains a top US priority, “A Conversation on Global Value Chains: China, COVID, and Resilience” with Dr. Gary Gereffi and Dr. Eleftherios “Lefteris” Iakovou was most timely. The April 8, 2021, policy talk was hosted by the […]
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have grown in popularity as a method to leverage private-sector actors in the production of government services. With the global challenge of water insecurity, PPPs are becoming more common for large-scale water infrastructure projects such as desalination. Desalination facilities are complex and expensive operations, which means that understanding the appropriate context for PPPs is increasingly important.
In a policy talk titled “Regional Economics Divides in America,” Dr. Gordon Hanson, a Professor in urban policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, spoke on March 25, 2021, about the economic differences that divide US communities and what can be done to close those divisions. The Zoom webinar was hosted by the Mosbacher Institute for […]
On March 4, 2021, the Mosbacher Institute hosted an Education Policy Workshop featuring Dr. Matthew Chingos discussing the policy implications of student loan debt.
On February 22, 2021, the Mosbacher Institute’s Borders and Migration Lab hosted Alan Bersin, a former commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and a former Assistant Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security. Bersin’s talk, entitled “Biden and the U.S.-Mexico Border,” was the inaugural event in a new speaker series called The Other Side […]
COLLEGE STATION, TX – Achieving an education in the poorest countries is difficult, and girls may face traditional social norms that further limit their chances for education and the range of occupations to which they can aspire. In Somalia, literacy rates and women’s participation in the labor force are among the lowest in the world. […]