DEAR MR. PRESIDENT

The Baker Institute strives to provide practical recommendations and relevant research to policymakers. With this goal in mind, the institute's fellows and scholars offer their recommendations for the Obama administration. These suggestions run the gamut from science to foreign policy.

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Read the individual Baker Institute transition papers below:

  • PDF icon A Letter to the Incoming President
    The Honorable Edward P. Djerejian, Founding Director of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
  • PDF icon Maximizing NASA's Potential in Flight and on the Ground
    George Abbey, Baker Botts Senior Fellow in Space Policy; Neal Lane, Ph.D., Senior Fellow in Science and Technology Policy; John Muratore, Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Rice University, and Research Associate Professor, The University of Tennessee Space Institute
  • PDF icon U.S.-Russia Relations
    Joe Barnes, Bonner Means Baker Fellow
  • PDF icon Information Technology Policy
    Christopher Bronk, Ph.D., Fellow in Technology, Society and Public Policy
  • PDF icon Economic Policy
    John W. Diamond, Ph.D., Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Fellow in Tax Policy; Leslie Countryman, Senior Staff Researcher, Tax and Expenditure Policy
  • PDF icon The U.S. Health Cost Crisis
    Vivian Ho, Ph.D., James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics
  • PDF icon U.S. Gasoline Policy
    Amy Myers Jaffe, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies; Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D., Fellow in Energy Studies
  • PDF icon Science and Technology
    Neal Lane, Ph.D., Senior Fellow in Science and Technology Policy; Kirstin Matthews, Ph.D., Fellow in Science and Technology Policy
  • PDF icon Needle Exchange Programs
    William Martin, Ph.D., Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy
  • PDF icon Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research
    Kirstin Matthews, Ph.D., Fellow in Science and Technology Policy; Neal Lane, Ph.D., Senior Fellow in Science and Technology Policy