By David J. Bjornstad and Alexandra Brewer Executive Summary With the presidential election decided, a renewed debate on energy and environmental issues will begin. This Policy Brief can serve as a primer for assessing these issues. The Brief is divided into a short introduction and three topical sections. The first section provides a short overview of the inputs [...]
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A new report, Getting Back to Legislating, by Don Wolfensberger, is posted on the Woodrow Wilson Center website. It was prepared for the Wilson Center and the Bipartisan Policy Center, both groups the Baker Center and Sen. Baker have worked with. Wolfensberger, a scholar at both centers makes the following recommendations for “fixing Congress.” Highlighted Proposals [...]
Baker Center Announces New Baker Scholars and Director of Undergraduate Programs Earlier this fall, eight undergraduate students were selected as new Baker Scholars. These students will complete a policy-oriented project, either a research thesis or creative initiative, under the supervision of a faculty member. Click here for a list of these students along with information [...]
The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy (http://bakercenter.utk.edu/) in association with the Department of Economics, at the University of Tennessee, (http://econ.bus.utk.edu/) will host a workshop on the Identification of Causal Effects in Environmental and Energy Economics on Monday and Tuesday, July 15-16, 2013, in Knoxville, Tennessee. The purpose of the workshop is to [...]
Baker Center Fellow and assistant professor of Economics, Jacob LaRiviere, recently co-authored an article on fuel price increases in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. His co-author was Melanie Cozad, Furman University, and the entire article can be viewed here: LaRiviere Cozad JEEM LaRiviere and Cozad, provided this introduction to their research: In order to develop [...]
Sen. George Mitchell, former Democratic Majority Leader from Maine, spoke to more than 250 at the Inaugural Baker Distinguished Lecture on Nov. 13, 2012 on the UT campus. Sen. Mitchell praised Sen. Howard Baker for his leadership and legislative skills. He also praised Sen. Nancy Kassebaum (Baker) and noted the need for such legislators today. [...]
Be part of the First Baker Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Sen. George Mitchell – Click here to see map and directions for parking and walking to Cox Auditorium - Parking & Cox Please spread the work and see you Tuesday!
You can view the webcast of this event here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vGrEINo7uI Join us as we look back and forward at Congress, politics, and the impact of the media, with a distinguished panel collectively holding more than 100 years of expertise in these areas. From partisanship in Washington and a shift from mainstream media to to more [...]
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