Our Mission

The Baines Report is an approved student organization composed of and governed by students of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

The Baines Report is dedicated to publishing student op-eds, blogs, and other media related to public policy.

Our mission is to put policy in perspective!

A Digital Medium

The Baines Report produces digital content that allows for reader and writer acccessability and ensures the timeliness of our pieces

Looking Ahead

We use past and present context to inform readers and impact future policy decisions

Policy Analysis

The Baines Report contributors contextualize challenging policy and current events in order to broaden our understanding of the world around us

Our Story

We started out only publishing LBJ policy student articles, however in our mission to grab policy by the horns, we have opened our requirements to contributions from policy wonks near and far. That being said, our students still make-up a majority of our writers.

Our core writing team and all of our editors are LBJ students dedicated to putting policy in perspective for the larger community.

  • Global Perspective 80%
  • National Perspective 60%
  • Texas Perspective 50%