Rice University Baker Institute’s ‘Election 2012: Policy Perspectives’ zeroes in on US economy Oct. 8

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Jeff Falk
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Rice University Baker Institute’s ‘Election 2012: Policy Perspectives’ zeroes in on US economy Oct. 8
Experts Diamond, Green to discuss jobs, debt and taxes

HOUSTON – (Oct. 1, 2012) – Experts at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy will discuss the potential economic effects of various policy options, including tax and spending reform, available to the next presidential administration at the institute’s second “Election 2012: Policy Perspectives” series event Oct. 8. A moderated talk and questions from the audience will follow the presentation, which is free and open to the public.

Who:               Panelists John Diamond, the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance, and Russell Green, the Will Clayton Fellow in International Economics, at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Moderated by Steven Miller, chairman and president of SLM Discovery Ventures Inc. and former president, chairman and CEO of Shell Oil Company.

Introduction by Edward Djerejian, Baker Institute founding director.

What:             “Election 2012: Policy Perspectives – Jobs, Debt and the U.S. Economy.” 

When:            Monday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m.

Where:           Rice University, Baker Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.

A key mission of the Baker Institute is to bridge the gap between the world of ideas and the world of action. The “Election 2012: Policy Perspectives” series seeks to do that by providing a nonpartisan forum for discussion and debate of the key issues in this year’s U.S. presidential race.

“Election 2012: Policy Perspectives” includes events, policy reports and social media campaigns that connect Baker Institute experts with the public on timely, relevant topics, such as jobs, the economy and health care.

A live webcast of the event will be available at http://bakerinstitute.org/webcasts.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

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