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Global Perspectives: Ursula Burns on Coaching, Diversity and Advancing the Next Generation of Female Leaders

Mark A. Wynne

Burns and Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan discussed her career, the importance of coaches and mentors, the case for quotas and advice for the next generation of female leaders.

July 27, 2021

Global Perspectives: Betsy Price on Being Fort Worth Mayor, Governing and Bipartisanship

Mark A. Wynne

Price and Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan discussed her political career, the challenges she faced in office and the need for bipartisanship to get government business done.

July 20, 2021

Anticipated Federal Restrictions Would Slow Permian Basin Production

Garrett Golding and Kunal Patel

Possible changes to leasing and permitting requirements governing federal lands could move oil production, prompting a realignment of Permian Basin activity between Texas and New Mexico.

March 04, 2021

Global Perspectives: Mike Leavitt on Health Care Costs and Higher Education

Mark Wynne

The U.S. health care system is uniquely innovative, but it is also arguably uniquely inefficient. Health outcomes in the U.S.—whether measured in terms of simple metrics such as life expectancy or more sophisticated ones such as quality-adjusted life years—do not seem commensurate with health care expenditures.

April 23, 2019

Not Everything Is Bigger in Texas: The Varied Fortunes of Four Smaller Metros

Laila Assanie, Pia Orrenius and Michael Weiss

While Texas’ major metropolitan areas power the bulk of the state’s commercial activity, some smaller metros have worked to establish their place as part of the state’s economic mosaic.

February 21, 2019

Global Perspectives: Maya MacGuineas on Stabilizing the Federal Debt

Mark Wynne

A good measure of a nation’s ability to repay its obligations is the ratio of the stock of indebtedness to the flow of output produced in a given year. In recent years, this ratio has increased for the U.S. government, raising new questions about how the nation manages a debt burden that is approaching an all-time high.

February 07, 2019

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