Faculty and Research

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Cutting-edge research faculty members and leading policy practitioners enliven our classrooms and teach critical skills essential to students’ future careers.

Faculty Research

Earth Day: Spotlight on Research

We're proud to highlight the sustainability efforts of LBJ School faculty experts in honor of Earth Day and every day.
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Physical Education Policies in Schools Have Not Curbed Childhood Obesity

Laws that require physical education (PE) in elementary schools are not curbing the obesity epidemic, according to a new study from public policy researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Iowa.

Naval War College, The University of Texas, Colorado School of Mines Selected by DoD as One of Six Teams for Social Science Research

The clean energy transition will be minerals and metals intensive. Currently, supply chains are overwhelmingly reliant on imports from China. The U.S. Department of Defense has selected the LBJ School's Dr. Joshua Busby to research critical minerals, battery technology, and reducing dependence on hostile suppliers in the clean energy supply chain.

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.