S. Craig Watkins Appointed IC² Director

Congratulations and welcome from the university and IC² team!

2021 Faculty Research Program Awards

Congratulations to the four awarded research projects for this round of funding.

Home to Texas 2022

In collaboration with the School of Undergraduate Studies and Texas Career Engagement, we are sending our fourth cohort of students back to their home towns to intern, conduct research, and grow in community leadership.

March Economic Madness Student Challenge 2022

Watch this year’s TEXAS inter-collegiate student challenge focused on issues facing smaller & remote communities.

Toward a Well-being Economy: How IC2 is working to advance equity in social, economic & health systems

Leveraging research and creating programs that promote a well-being economy with shared economic prosperity, resiliency, sustainability and a growth model that is equitable from the outset.

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Director’s Welcome Statement

Dr. S Craig Watkins is leading the institute into the future by crafting a new strategic direction, one that we call, “Towards a Well-Being Economy.” 

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Bureau of Business Research

BBR provides communities & policymakers with evidence-based socio-economic research for a stronger and more resilient Texas.

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IC2 creates opportunities for diverse research, design, civic, and entrepreneurial talent in order to bring new insights, energy, and purpose to initiatives that act to advance equity in social, economic, and health systems.

UT Austin Team Wins March Economic Madness

On Saturday, the finals of March Economic Madness, UT’s inter-scholastic team competition, were held. Four student teams from UT Austin and UT Permian Basin presented their proposals to address problems of small or remote communities, and one team was named this...

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