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.
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.
Feb. 6, 2015, noon
Civic Scientist Lecture Series — Influenza, SARS, Ebola and the Next Pandemic: Perceptions in the Media and Public
Baker Institute experts will explore the role of the media, the scientific community and public opinion in shaping the response to infectious disease outbreaks.
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.