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Recommendations for the New Administration

Recommendations for the New Administration.

The Baker Institute has released policy recommendations for President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. Focusing on a range of important issues facing the country, these briefs are intended to provide decision-makers with relevant and effective ideas for addressing domestic and foreign policy priorities.

 “The Trump administration faces numerous challenges requiring urgent attention,” said Baker Institute Director Edward P. Djerejian. “It is our hope that these Baker Institute studies will prove to be useful starting points for the new administration to develop comprehensive, forward-looking solutions.”

A compilation of the 27 policy recommendations, followed by links to the individual briefs and the Baker Institute fellows and scholars who authored them, can be accessed below:

 

Recommendations for the New Administration
Full Compilation of Baker Institute Policy Briefs

 

Economy and Taxes

U.S. Fiscal Policy, by John W. Diamond and George Zodrow

The Next Engine of GDP Growth: The Market for Ideas, by Edward J. Egan

Prosperity through Growth: Unleashing the Power of U.S. Small Business, by Edward J. Egan

The Key Driver of Economic Growth in the 21st Century: High-Growth, High-Tech Entrepreneurship, by Edward J. Egan

Bargaining with China: Exchange Rate Policy, by Russell A. Green

 

Energy

U.S. Energy Policy: Guidance for the Next Administration, by Kenneth B. Medlock III

Five Major Challenges to the Beneficial Use of Non-fresh Water, Including Oil- and Gas-Produced Water, by Linda A. Capuano and Anna Mikulska

The U.S.-Saudi Relationship: Ripe for Improvement, by Jim Krane

U.S. Policy toward the Hydrocarbon Industry in Latin America, by Francisco J. Monaldi

 

Health Care and Drugs

Making Health Care Affordable Again, by Vivian Ho

High Cancer Drug Prices: The Harm to Americans and Proposed Solutions, by Hagop Kantarjian and Vivian Ho

Blue Marble Health and Vaccine Science Diplomacy, by Peter J. Hotez

Invest in Global Child Nutrition, by Farhan Majid

Drug Policy is Evolving. Prohibition Inhibits Progress, by William Martin and Katharine A. Neill

Improving the Future of America's Children, by Quianta Moore

 

Middle East and China

A Strategy toward Defeating ISIS, by Edward P. Djerejian

What the Next U.S. Administration Should Know When Considering an Approach to Resolving the Israel-Palestine Conflict, by Samih Al-Abid and Yair Hirschfeld

U.S. Military Action in the Middle East: The Next President Should Seek Congressional Approval, by Joe Barnes

U.S. Relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council, by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Taking Political Parties Seriously in the Arab World, by Marwa Shalaby

U.S. Engagement with Islamists, by A.Kadir Yildirim

Preparing for Future Chinese Leadership Changes: A Diplomatic Full-Court Press, by Steven W. Lewis 

 

North America

The North American Nexus, by Edward P. Djerejian

Whither NAFTA? by the Baker Institute

Immigration and the United States: A Path to Resolution, by Tony Payan

 

Science and Technology

The Vital Role of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in the New Administration, by Kirstin R.W. Matthews, Neal F. Lane and Kenneth M. Evans

 

Space

Why NASA Should Change Its Present Course, by George W.S. Abbey