A new issue of The Takeaway explores the role manufacturing can play in boosting productivity growth and job creation in sub-Saharan Africa. The most recent issue of The Takeaway reports on a fundamental development challenge in sub-Saharan Africa—productivity growth and job creation—a challenge highlighted by the region’s high underemployment and informal employment and growing population. […]
Can Ethics Training Reduce Police Corruption?
A study on an ethics-training program in Ghana shows a positive impact on police officers’ values, beliefs, and propensity to engage in unethical behavior.
Study Estimates the Impact of Expiring Pandemic‑era ACA Marketplace Policies in Texas
A Texas A&M study predicts the extent to which health insurance enrollment gains will be lost when COVID-19 related Marketplace subsidies and expanded eligibility criteria expire.
Bush School Study Estimates Impact of Expiring Pandemic‑era Medicaid Policies in Texas
A new study estimates the gains and expected losses related to pandemic-era Medicaid policies scheduled to expire in April. Texas continues to have the highest uninsured rate in the nation, but as a result of pandemic-era Medicaid policies, Texas did make historic gains in health insurance coverage. Two Texas A&M faculty members, Laura Dague from […]
Rebel Conflict and Legitimacy Politics
A new issue of The Takeaway describes how, in addition to violent conflict, armed rebel groups also engage in a wide range of non-violent political projects, including holding popular elections.
Productivity and “War Vulnerability”
The latest issue of The Takeaway examines the drivers behind productivity changes during warfare.
When Is Government Spending More Effective in Stimulating the Economy?
This issue of The Takeaway reminds us that not all recessions are the same and that some respond more to government stimulus spending than others.
Higher Electricity Efficiency through Better Consumer Price Information
This issue of The Takeaway explores a practical strategy for transitioning consumers away from the inefficiency and overuse of fixed-rate electricity plans. Fixed-rate electricity plans lead to less environmentally sound outcomes because they have no incentives for consumers to limit usage during peak times when electricity generation is very expensive. Dynamic rate plans offer monetary […]
Exploring the Broken Link between Trade Liberalization and Labor Markets in Egypt
Exports have contributed to rising incomes and falling poverty around the world, but for Egypt, rising exports have not translated into better outcomes for workers, which posed an interesting research question for Dr. Raymond Robertson, an economist at the Bush School of Government & Public Service and Director of the Mosbacher Institute. In the latest […]
Considering Municipal Incorporation
A November referendum will determine whether The Woodlands continues to be the only township government in Texas. A report by the Bush School outlines some of the reasons communities incorporate and how they apply in the case of The Woodlands