Linking Mexican Immigrants' Contributions to the U.S. Knowledge Economy
High-skilled immigrants from emerging markets are playing an increasingly important role in the global knowledge economy, writes nonresident scholar Elizabeth Salamanca Pacheco. In this paper, Salamanca Pacheco explains how high-skilled migrants from Mexico are well positioned to alleviate a STEM talent shortage in the U.S. and stimulate innovation in their native country.
Elizabeth Salamanca February 25, 2022
The Impact of Operational Partnership on Telemental Health Before, During, and After COVID-19
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic significantly accelerated the growth of telehealth services within the Veterans…
Jan Lindsay February 24, 2022
Mexico and the Soaring International Price of Fertilizers
Although once known for its robust urea and ammonia production capabilities, Mexico found itself particularly vulnerable to soaring international fertilizer prices in 2021. With the global circumstances surrounding the spike in prices likely to linger through 2022, and Mexico's state-owned infrastructure still hampered by technical issues, the impact could be borne all the way to dinner tables in the form of higher nutrient prices for local farmers and food inflation.
Adrian Duhalt February 24, 2022
The Graying of America: Shifting Demographics and Implications for Immigration Reform
The authors show how new immigration policies can help maintain a strong economy as a growing number of older Americans leave the workforce.
Tony Payan, Pamela Lizette Cruz February 23, 2022
Send Lawyers, (Gas) And Money: Executive Summary for “Strategic Response Options if Russia Cuts Gas Supplies to Europe”
This executive summary recaps a longer report that seeks to quantify the energy security consequences of a disruption of gas supplies from Russia to Europe, and to assess strengths, weaknesses and consequences of potential responses.
Gabriel Collins, Kenneth B. Medlock III, Anna Mikulska, Steven R. Miles February 21, 2022
On the Reduced Supply Chain Risks and Mining Involved in the Transition From Coal to Wind
The authors respond to a critique of their prior article, elaborating on how "a switch from fossil fuel systems to renewables involves sharp declines in risk and mining."
Jim Krane February 18, 2022
Strategic Response Options if Russia Cuts Gas Supplies to Europe
In this paper, the authors seek to quantify the potential energy security consequences of a significant disruption of gas supplies from Russia to Europe, and objectively assess strengths, weaknesses, and consequences of potential response strategies.
Gabriel Collins, Kenneth B. Medlock III, Anna Mikulska, Steven R. Miles February 11, 2022
ERCOT Froze in February 2021. What Happened? Why Did It Happen? Can It Happen Again?
The authors conduct a step-by-step examination of various factors that were blamed for the extended power outage on the ERCOT electricity grid in February 2021. While no single factor fully explains the calamity, the bureaucratic failure in identifying and addressing risks along fuel supply chains was a major failure. Most proposed remedies do not fundamentally address what occurred. The authors make several recommendations, some of which have already been implemented.
Peter Hartley, Kenneth B. Medlock III, Shih Yu (Elsie) Hung February 2, 2022