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Webcast: Building the Innovation Ecosystem through S&T Policy

On June 9, Marco Bravo of the IC² Institute will moderate a webcast panel discussion on the topic “Building the Innovation Ecosystem through Science & Tech Policy.”  More

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Energy and Innovation: Structural Change and Policy Implications

The move towards sustainable energy production and use is one of the most challenging and profound changes currently taking place in the world’s established and emerging economies. Energy and Innovation presents a series of informative case studies from Norway, the …  More

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Regulation and American Business

This article examines the cost of federal regulations for U.S. businesses and U.S. international competitiveness, as well as one proposal to address the issue, the Competitiveness Impact Statement (CIS). A review of the literature concludes that the lack of reliable …  More

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An Assessment of the Adult Entertainment Industry in Texas

This project, a collaboration between the Bureau of Business Research (BBR) and the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (IDVSA) at The University of Texas at Austin, assesses the socio-economic impact of Texas’ sexually oriented business industry on the …  More

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Regulation and Competitiveness of U.S. Businesses: Is It Time for a Competitive Impact Statement?

This report addresses the question of whether there is a need for a Competitiveness Impact Statement (CIS) attached to proposed legislation in the U.S. A review of the literature on the cost of complying with federal regulations for U.S. businesses, …  More

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Opportunity on the Horizon: Photovoltaics in Texas

Report on the economic potential of the solar energy industry in Texas.

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The Economic and Workforce Impacts of Hurricane Katrina, Demographic and Related Changes on NASA's Space Shuttle Program

Two reports on the economic and workforce effects of Hurricane Katrina, aging workforce and related factors on NASA's Space Shuttle Program efforts along the Gulf Coast. The research was conducted by a joint team from the Ray Marshall Center and …  More

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Texas: The State of Manufacturing: A Secretary of Manufacturing for Texas

Report on the importance of manufacturing to the Texas economy and on proposals to create a Secretary of Manufacturing to promote manufacturing in Texas.

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Impact Assessment of the State of Texas Advanced Technology Program

“Impact Assessment of the State of Texas Advanced Technology Program” evaluated 1850 applied research projects funded at Texas universities since 1987. Economic impacts from principal investigators and private sector partners were compiled, university administrative officials and venture capitalists were interviewed …  More

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A Statistical Analysis of the Relationship Between Credit History and Insurance Losses

At the request of Lt. Governor Bill Ratliff in 2002, the Bureau of Business Research (BBR) examined the relationship between credit history and insurance losses in automobile insurance. With the assistance of the leading automobile insurers in Texas, the BBR …  More

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