Faculty and Research

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Faculty Research

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Children lose, then regain weight after strict food regulations in Chile

Some of the world’s most extensive regulations on the marketing and availability of sugary and fatty foods to children did not reduce obesity among elementary and high school students in Chile, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. The research, published in the Pan-American Journal of Public Health, sheds light on how food policies can affect weight.  

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Texas continues to face child care accessibility crisis

Texas continues to grapple with a persistent challenge: providing accessible and high-quality child care at an affordable rate, as outlined in a recent policy brief by researchers at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. The current shortfall not only affects working families but also impedes the state’s economic growth.

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LBJ School and Bond Dealers of America host Innovations for Infrastructure Conference

The LBJ School and the Bond Dealers of America brought together more than 150 experts across infrastructure, public finance, government and academia to discuss the future of energy and water, and the role of government and the financial sector to realize the needed investment.

LBJ Professors Answer: Why LBJ? Why Now?

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Sought-after experts with open doors

Some of the most distinguished scholars and practitioners in their fields, our faculty members inspire students with new and imaginative approaches to policy analysis and engagement—both in and out of the classroom. They are readily accessible to students and research collaborators.

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Cutting-edge research that changes lives

Our faculty members bring the latest research and analysis methods and substantive policy findings directly into the classroom. Students benefit from this hands-on expertise while also playing a central role in conducting research and co-authoring publications.