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Ambassardor Djerejian on King Abdullah's death

Founding director Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian comments on how the power vacuum in Yemen and the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah are affecting politics in the region. ...
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How health insurance will factor into your tax return

Vivian Ho, James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics, comments on how well the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandate has worked. Listen to the full audio ...
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Jan. 29, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Postponed: The Turkish Perspective on the Middle East
His Excellency Serdar Kılıç, ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the United States, will share Turkey's perspective on current events in the Middle East.

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Feb. 3, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Income and Wealth Inequality in the United States: Evidence, Causes and Solutions
Three renowned economists will share their views on the underlying causes and consequences of rising inequality, evaluate the empirical evidence of rising inequality, and examine potential solutions for dealing with these problems in the United States.

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Feb. 5, 2015, 8 a.m.

The Macroeconomic Effects of School Choice Reform in Texas
Economist Arthur Laffer will present his evaluation of a school choice reform proposal, the Texas Taxpayer Savings Grant Proposal, in terms of its impacts on graduation rates, state economic growth, job growth and state budget.

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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 9th among university-affiliated think tanks worldwide, 18th among U.S. think tanks and fourth among energy and resource think tanks, according to a 2014 study by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.

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