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Founded in 1993, ==About the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy has established itself as one of the premier nonpartisan public policy think tanks in the country. The institute ranks 4th among university-affiliated think tanks worldwide, 18th among U.S. think tanks and 2nd among energy resource think tanks, according to a 2015 study by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. As an integral part of Rice University, one of the nation's most distinguished institutions of higher education, the Baker Institute has a strong track record of achievement based on the work of its endowed fellows, Rice faculty scholars and staff. Located in Houston, Texas, the nation's fourth-largest city and the energy capital of the United States, as well as a dynamic international business and cultural center, the Baker Institute brings a unique perspective to some of the most important public policy challenges of our
The Baker Institute's McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has [[File:StoweTownHall50pcEdEgan.jpg|right|thumb|320px|This site is hosted in Stowe, Vermont]]</div>[] hosts a mandate to conduct policy[ mediawiki]-relevant research based collaboration platform, which provides a development environment, documentation, and advocate content, for entrepreneurs [[affiliate]]d economic researchers, as well as computer scientists and innovatorsfinance professionals. It primarily supports research lead by or conducted in partnership with [[Ed Egan]]. The center develops academic papers intended for publication Accordingly, much of the platform is targeted towards research in peer-reviewed journalscorporate finance, as well as policy reportsindustrial organization, issue briefsbusiness economics, white papersand firm strategy, Op. Edsespecially as it is applied to the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation.However, the [[tool|tools]], [[data]], wiki pages and blog articlesother [[projects|project]] outputs it documents are applicable to many other disciplines and topic areas. In  Previous incarnations of this wiki supported the Georgetown University team working on [[Kauffman Incubator Project]], the work done by over [[McNair Team|70 research interns]] at the [[McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation]] at Rice University's Baker Institute, and the doctoral community at the center develops our understanding Haas School of entrepreneurship Business, U.C. Berkeley, especially in the [[Business and innovation Public Policy]] group. Much of this content, as well as phenomena that create economic growthseveral hundred pages from prior versions of Ed's personal website, is available as a part of the [[Information Library]]. A variety of [[how-to]] and conveys this understanding [[guide|guides]], including documentation on how to academicsbuild and configure [[Research Computing Infrastructure]], and other useful resources are also archived there. ==About the blog== [] was revamped in October 2020. It now hosts a blog named "The Economics of Growth", policy-makerswhich provides articles about articles about economic, entrepreneurscorporate, and personal growth written by [[Ed Egan]]. It also provides an archive for [[All McNair blog posts|more than 50 articles]] written by [[ students and staff]] at the public. The [[McNair Center also takes an active role in helping entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurship and developing entrepreneurship ecosystemsInnovation]] where Ed was the founding director from 2015 to 2018.

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