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Campaign 2016: Analyzing Where the Candidates Stand on the Issues (Domestic Policy)

At this Baker Institute event, our nonpartisan experts focused on the presidential candidates' positions on domestic issues: tax reform, jobs and business policy, health policy and U.S. drug laws. Are the candidates' proposals grounded in reality? Watch the video of the Feb. 16 event and find out (scroll down). 

  • For more information, click the name of the subject area (e.g., "Tax Reform," "Health Policy") to download a PowerPoint of each presentation.
  • Click here to learn about a Feb. 10 panel discussion on the candidates' international policy platforms.
  • Join the conversation online with #BakerCampaign2016.


Welcome and Introduction

The Honorable Edward P. Djerejian
Director, Baker Insitute

Domestic Policy Panel Discussion

Moderator: Mark P. Jones, Ph.D., Fellow in Political Science and Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, Baker Institute

Tax Reform
John W. Diamond, Ph.D.
Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance, Baker Institute

Jobs and Business Policy
Edward J. Egan, Ph.D.
Fellow and Director, McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Baker Institute

Health Policy
Vivian Ho, Ph.D.
James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics and Director, Center for Health and Biosciences, Baker Institute

Drug Policy
William Martin, Ph.D.
Director, Drug Policy Program, and Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy, Baker Institute






Tue, Feb. 16, 2016
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005

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