Aug. 29, 2018, 6 p.m.
Advice and Dissent: Why America Suffers when Economics and Politics Collide
Alan S. Blinder, a member of former President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers, offers proposals for improving the relationship between economics and politics to develop effective public policies.
Founded in 1993, Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy has established itself as one of the premier nonpartisan public policy think tanks in the country. The institute ranks 3rd among university-affiliated think tanks worldwide and 17th among U.S. think tanks, according to a 2017 study by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. The survey ranked the institute's Center for Energy Studies No. 1 among the world's energy- and resource-policy think tanks.