As a growing number of hospitals face unprecedented financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is concern that they might become acquisition targets by private equity firms. New research from Duke University and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy indicates those hospitals are significantly more likely to offer services that maximize profit and cut those that don't.
The funding model for Texas K-12 education relies in part on the state’s energy sector – specifically its fossil fuel industry – raising questions about the impact on the state budget from the shift toward low-carbon and renewable energy. New research from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy forecasts the size of the projected funding shortfall through 2050 and proposes a series of policy solutions to address what the authors describe as a “manageable deficit.”
The 13th annual Rice Energy Finance Summit (REFS) will be held in a dual-delivery format Nov. 12. The conference will explore current issues for energy operators, investors and financial services as they plan for overcoming challenges in meeting global energy demands.
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Policy experts will discuss the future of immigration reform and how to handle the 10.5 million people already living in the United States illegally at an upcoming webinar from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
The Pandora Papers — almost 12 million documents and files exposing the secret dealings of political leaders, royalty, bureaucrats, billionaires and others — and their implications for Mexico will be examined in an upcoming webinar from the Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
An innovative project led by Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy is among 12 finalists named today in the first international Climate Challenge Cup competition. The winners will be announced at an innovation showcase and ceremony Nov. 10 at COP26, the United Nations 2021 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
Antonio Neri, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise — which recently relocated its global corporate headquarters to the Houston area — will discuss the role of funding in scientific innovation and the future of science and technology companies in an upcoming webinar from Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
People, papers and presentations for Oct. 18, 2021
The Baker Institute Board of Advisors added eight new members in 2021, with expertise ranging from business and health to energy, finance and technology. The new members are Jay Brown, Benjamin Cheng, Thomas Falk, Robert Ladd, Fred Lummis, Gerald Smith, Ann Stern and Guillermo “Memo” Trevino.
A new National Academies Gulf Research Program will expand the opportunities Rice students have to study and impact the most pressing environmental, health, energy and infrastructure challenges in the Gulf of Mexico region.
Former ambassadors Christopher Landau and Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández and law professor Guillermo J. Garcia Sanchez will discuss how the United States and Mexico maintain their relationship through political cycles — and how both formal and informal agreements help and hinder that relationship — in an Oct. 13 webinar.
Dr. Rola El-Serag will join Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Oct. 18 as the L.E. and Virginia Simmons Senior Fellow in Health Policy and director of the institute’s Center for Health and Biosciences.
Ambassador Edward Djerejian, director of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, this week announced his retirement effective at the conclusion of his 28th year, on June 30, 2022.