Domestic Excellence

Growth-Oriented Domestic Economic Policy

Making our economy thrive by identifying ideas for promoting innovation, entrepreneurship, and faster, more inclusive growth.

$804B

2018 government deficit

12.7%

Percent of GDP constituted by Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid

$1.3T

Projected 2022 government deficit

Fiscal, monetary, regulatory, workforce, and innovation policies all influence economic growth profoundly — and a wise policy mix can add significantly to growth.

However, misguided policies in these areas impede innovation, entrepreneurship, productivity growth, and job creation -- often with no clear economic or social benefit.

We add a new dynamic to the national conversation: a unique, pragmatic, and data-driven perspective which combines the voices of the statesperson and the scholar, the advocate, and the analyst.

Setting America's Economy Free

The Bush Institute's joint work with SMU will draw from economic policy-making experience at the highest levels and from the cutting edge of research in economics to identify ideas for promoting innovation, entrepreneurship, and faster, more inclusive growth.

 

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