Baker Institute experts available to comment on Brexit extension, Texas implications


Jeff Falk

Baker Institute experts available to comment on Brexit extension, Texas implications

HOUSTON – (Oct. 29, 2019) – The United Kingdom will not leave the European Union as scheduled on Thursday after the EU approved a so-called “flextension” to the previous Oct. 31 Brexit deadline.

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Now, the U.K. has until Jan. 31 to leave the bloc, but it could do so at an earlier date if a Brexit deal is approved by Britain’s Parliament.

Two experts at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy are available to discuss the implications for the markets, Texas and British culture and society: John Diamond, the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow in Public Finance at the Baker Institute and director of the institute’s Center for Public Finance, and Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, a fellow for the Middle East at the Baker Institute and a British citizen who holds a doctorate in history from the University of Cambridge.

In 2016, when Britain’s historic vote to leave the EU took place, Diamond and Coates Ulrichsen explored the moment in a series of commentaries.

To interview Diamond or Coates Ulrichsen, contact Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at or 713-348-6775.

The Baker Institute has a broadcast interview studio with a high-definition television uplink and an ISDN line for radio.


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Diamond bio:

Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top three university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at or on the institute’s blog,   

About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.