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Woman with mask waiting in line to vote in a U.S. election.
A Presidential Election During the Time of COVID-19
Held virtually across three days in December 2020, the Presidential Elections Program's third conference — "A Presidential Election During the Time of COVID-19" — brought together a diverse group of academics, campaign consultants and other prominent individuals to review the dynamics and outcome of the 2020 presidential election. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions of the many individuals who participated in the conference’s five thematic panels, as well as a moderated conversation featuring veteran political consultants Stephanie Cutter and Beth Myers, who served as the conference's honorary co-chairs.
Mark P. Jones, John B. Williams December 20, 2021
Voting and Political Representation in America
In a book that examines voting trends and political representation in the United States today, Tony Payan and Pam Cruz contribute a chapter on "The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo"; and Pam Cruz contributes a chapter on "Lawful Permanent Residents in the U.S."  Mark Jones is the editor.
Mark P. Jones, Tony Payan, Pamela Lizette Cruz April 23, 2020
Oil drums
Shale Renders the ‘Obsolescing Bargain’ Obsolete: Political Risk and Foreign Investment in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta
The authors evaluate Argentina’s energy sector and test the hypothesis that investments in tight oil and shale gas extraction expose investors to fewer risks than extracting conventional oil and gas. This working paper is part of a series titled “The Role of Foreign Direct Investment in Resource-Rich Regions.”
Gabriel Collins, Mark P. Jones, Jim Krane, Kenneth B. Medlock III, Francisco J. Monaldi February 24, 2020
James Carville at Presidential Elections conference
2019 Conference Report: A Presidential Election in an Uncertain Time
The Baker Institute's Presidential Elections Program held its second conference, “A Presidential Election in an Uncertain Time” in December 2019. Fellows Mark P. Jones and John B. Williams summarize the presentations and discussions of the many academics, campaign consultants, journalists, and other individuals who participated in the four thematic panels as well as a lunch conversation featuring political consultants James Carville and Mary Matalin.
Mark P. Jones, John B. Williams February 24, 2020
Can Democrats Flip the Texas House?
Mark P. Jones, fellow in political science at the Baker Institute, discusses the January 28 special election runoff for Texas House District 28 (HD-28), which will provide important clues about whether or not Democrats can flip the Texas House in 2020. The Hill: bit.ly/3aOeRHj
Mark P. Jones January 28, 2020