• Cameron County/Matamoros at the Crossroads: Assets and Challenges for Accelerated Regional and Binational Development 

    Gibson, David V.; Rhi-Perez, Pablo; Cotrofeld, Margaret; De Los Reyes, Oralia; Gipson, Mark (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2013-01-03)
    Study of assets and challenges for knowledge-based economic development in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Includes demographic, economic, and education data for the region, as well as results of a survey of government and ...
  • Catching the Next Wave in the Corridor: The Convergence of Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Information Technology 

    Smithson, Robert; Adams, Lance; Stacey, Steven; Evans, Eliza (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2013-01-03)
    Report on strategies for economic development in the Austin-San Antonio corridor based on an anticipated convergence of biotechnology, nanotechnology, and information technology.
  • Characteristics of Technology Transfer in Business Ventures: The Case of Daejeon, Korea 

    Sung, Tae Kyung; Gibson, David V.; Kang, Byung-Su (, 2012-02-21)
    This article explores the characteristics of venture business and entrepreneurs in Korea to (1) identify technology transfer activities, (2) analyze the differences between technology transfer in linear and nonlinear venture ...
  • Co-creation by Commenting: Participatory Ways to Write Quicklook® Reports 

    Jakobs, Eva-Maria; Spinuzzi, Clay; Digmayer, Claas; Pogue, Gregory P. (IEEE, 2015-09-09)
    The authors examined comments in revisions of 24 Quicklook® reports that were written to provide market feedback to entrepreneurs. Most Quicklook reports underwent a revision cycle, and the number of comments per draft ...
  • Committed Costs vs. Uncertainty in New Product Development 

    Phillips, Fred Y.; Srivastava, R. (IC² Institute, 2012-11-04)
    Discusses the nature of committed and determined costs in a new product development project, and quantifies their relationship to project uncertainty. Introduces the concept of product, process, schedule and market (PPSM) ...
  • The Cost of Water vs. the Cost of Energy 

    Barchas, Isaac; Jacobson, Mitch; Webber, Michael E. (Texas CEO Magazine, 2014-04-02)
    The price dynamics of energy and water in Texas might be about to change. Historically, planners have assumed that the price of energy is volatile and trending up, while the price of water is stable and low. However, current ...
  • County Agent Model for Entrepreneurship: An Economic Development Vision for Texas 

    Butler, John Sibley (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-21)
    In Texas, the entrepreneurial spirit of our people is our most renewable resource. We believe that innovations from Texas entrepreneurs will drive our State’s economic growth in the 21 st century. When it comes to ...
  • Creating a Carbon Capture and Storage Industry in Texas 

    Eaton, David; Duncan, Ian (LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, 2015-06-23)
    Report on the potential for industrial development of geologic sequestration of CO₂ in the Texas Gulf Coast region. Funded in part by the IC² Institute.
  • Does It Matter Where IT Workers are Located? 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Ayala, Sofia G.; Kshetramade, Mayuresh; Murthy, Priyanka (2012-02-23)
    The predominant view in the literature is that cities affect labor productivity because spatial proximity facilitates the transfer of ideas which make workers more productive. We also anticipate that information technology, ...
  • Doing Business with a High-Tech Focus in Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan 

    Cong, Dachang (IC² Institute, 2012-11-04)
    Introduces the economic conditions and high-tech research and development scenarios in post-crisis Asia. Explores challenges and opportunities for American high tech industries. Discusses issues related to doing business ...
  • The Economic and Workforce Impacts of Hurricane Katrina, Demographic and Related Changes on NASA's Space Shuttle Program 

    King, Christopher T.; Kellison, J. Bruce; Smith, Tara; Evans, Eliza; Anderson, MaryAnn; Merjanian, Ara; Hadley, Bryan; Stackhouse, Andrew (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-02)
    Two reports on the economic and workforce effects of Hurricane Katrina, aging workforce and related factors on NASA's Space Shuttle Program efforts along the Gulf Coast. The research was conducted by a joint team from the ...
  • Economic Impact of the Cleantech Sector in the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA 

    Baireuther, Kathleen; Field, Ryan R.; Kelsey, Brian; Jacobson, Mitch; King, John; Brauner, Helen (CleanTX, 2015-05-27)
    Economic impact report for the clean technology sector in central Texas, commissioned by CleanTX and supported by the Austin Technology Incubator and Civic Analytics. The study finds that the cleantech sector in the Austin ...
  • The Energy-Water Nexus: An Analysis and Comparison of Various Conjurations Integrating Desalination with Renewable Power 

    Gold, Gary M.; Webber, Michael E. (MDPI, 2015-09-15)
    This investigation studies desalination powered by wind and solar energy, including a study of a configuration using PVT solar panels. First, a water treatment was developed to estimate the power requirement for brackish ...
  • Enriching Economy and Environment: Making Central Texas the Center for Clean Energy 

    IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2013-01-03)
    Overview of clean energy technologies, their economic potential, and the resources making up an emerging clean energy cluster in Central Texas.
  • Entrepreneurial Assessment and Feasibility of a Cedar Park Incubator 

    Jarrett, James E.; Smithson, Rob (IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-16)
    This report includes a feasibility analysis for establishing an incubator in Cedar Park, Texas, development of a strategy for increasing the number of entrepreneurs, and identification of approaches for cooperation between ...
  • Estimation of the Time Path of the Supply Price of an Exhaustible Resource: The Case of Oil and Natural Gas 

    Thore, Sten; Sinha, Kingshuk K. (IC² Institute, 2012-11-04)
    Explores the interplay of geopolitical, economic, geological and operational factors that may disrupt the gradual upwards shift of the supply price of non-replenishable resources, specifically oil and natural gas. Describes ...
  • Extending Medicare to Mexico: Impact on Mexican-Born Beneficiaries 

    Warner, David C. (LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, 2015-06-29)
    This report presents the results of a policy research project conducted during the 2009-2010 academic year that examined the availability of health coverage in Mexico for Mexican-born persons who are or soon will be Medicare ...
  • Facility Feasibility Study for Wet-Laboratory Incubator in Austin, TX 

    WalkerPeach, Cindy R. (Austin Technology IncubatorIC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-12-10)
    Feasibility study for the development of a wet-laboratory incubator in Austin, Texas, conducted by the Austin Technology Incubator. Constitutes the final report for Economic Development Administration Grant F08-06-04600. ...
  • The Fallacy of Micro Foundation and Micro Fluctuations 

    Chen, Ping (IC² Institute, 2012-11-04)
    Argues that there is no micro foundation for microeconomic fluctuations, or business cycles, based on the law of large numbers in probability theory and statistical mechanics. Discusses the Lucas model of rational expectations ...
  • Future Business in Japan: Opportunities or Threats? 

    Krueger, Stanley P. (IC² Institute, 2012-11-04)
    Describes the current state of Japan with an eye on the signs that show where the country is going, and how it may affect foreign businesses. Examines one established industry, aerospace, and one new industry, environmental, ...