On April 3rd, the Rose Institute hosted an academic panel at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum entitled “As Texas Goes . . . How California Lost Its Edge.” The panel featured Chuck DeVore ’85, a Visiting Senior Scholar for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation; Erica Grieder, the southwest correspondent for The Economist; and Eric Helland, the Robert J. Lowe Professor of Economics at Claremont McKenna College. Focusing on policy and demographic differences between California—a state that has witnessed significant economic decline—and Texas, the panel aimed to facilitate a discussion about what California can learn from Texas’s pro-growth policy model.