Although warfare is a pervasive geopolitical risk, its effects on firms’ day-to-day operations are poorly understood. In the latest issue of The Takeaway, “Warfare Is a ‘Train Wreck’ for Global Supply Chains: What Can Governments Do to Mitigate Its Ill Effects?“, Andres Jola-Sanchez, Assistant Professor of Information and Operations Management at the Texas A&M Mays […]
Mosbacher Institute News
Other Side of the Border Speaker Series Returns
The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government & Public Service is pleased to announce the continuation of The Other Side of the Border: Ties that Bind and Issues that Divide, a speaker series organized by Bush School Assistant Professor Aileen Teague as part of the Institute’s Borders […]
Lobbying as a Market Strategy
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.
Bush School Research Discusses Obstacles to Healthcare for Aging Texans
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 […]
Mosbacher Institute Collaborates with ILO-USA to Host Trade and Labor Webinar
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 […]
Attorney Shares Realities of Her Clients’ Experiences with Immigration and Asylum
On April 13, 2021, the Mosbacher Institute’s Borders and Migration Program 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 […]
Noted Academic Experts Discuss Global Value Chains
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 in the Water Sector
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.
Mosbacher Institute Hosts Policy Talk on Regional Economics Divides
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 […]
Education Policy Workshop Untangles the Policy Implications of Student Loan Debt
On March 4, 2021, the Mosbacher Institute hosted an Education Policy Workshop featuring Dr. Matthew Chingos discussing the policy implications of student loan debt.