Texas Economic Freedom

The O’Neil Center developed a research interest in the Texas economy early on, focusing its first two Annual Report
essays on the Lone Star State. The Texas Economic Freedom initiative, launched in 2015, expanded our efforts to
understand key trends shaping the state’s future. The research involves comparing Texas and its major cities to their
counterparts across the United States.


The Texas Economy

O'Neil Center Annual Reports related to Texas:

O'Neil Center Events related to Texas:

  • October 2, 2018: Texas Economic Forum: Texico with W. Michael Cox (O'Neil Center), Tiffany Melvin (NASCO)
  • May 9, 2018: Texas Economic Forum: Trump and the Texas Economy with W. Michael Cox (O'Neil Center), Vance Ginn (Texas Public Policy Foundation), Merrill Matthews (Institute for Policy Foundation), Doug McCullough (Lone Star Policy Institute)
  • September 19, 2017: Texas Economic Forum: The Innovation Economy with W. Michael Cox (O'Neil Center), Ryan Dalton (Parsley Energy), Nick Clark (Common Desk), Randy DeWitt (Front Burner Restaurants)
  • April 6, 2017: Texas Economic Forum: The Entrepreneurial Edge with W. Michael Cox (O'Neil Center), Jerry White (Caruth Institute), and Hubert Zajicek (Health Wildcatters).
  • September 7, 2016: Texas Economic Forum with W. Michael Cox (O'Neil Center), Bruce Bullock (Maguire Energy Institute), and Robert Kramp (CBRE Group).
  • Fall 2015: Annual Conference on "Keeping the Texas Economy Strong" with former Sen. Phil Gramm (Video), Brooke Rollins, Texas Public Policy Foundation (Video), Dean Stansel, Florida Gulf Coast University (Video), James Galbraith, University of Texas (Video), W. Michael Cox, SMU (Video), and George W. Will.