Keith Belton

Academic Specialist

Room Number:
SPEA 233

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Public Policy, The George Washington University, 1998
  • M.S., Environmental Science, The George Washington University, 1989
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Maryland, 1985


Keith B. Belton is the director of the Manufacturing Policy Initiative, a research center focused on public policies affecting the competitiveness of the U.S. manufacturing sector.

Belton has two decades of Washington, D.C.-based experience in public policy analysis and advocacy, where he has served in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. His particular areas of expertise include environment, health, and safety policy; regulatory reform; cost-benefit analysis; and the chemical manufacturing industry.

Belton holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Maryland, and an M.S. in Environmental Science and Ph.D. in Public Policy from the George Washington University.

He is a member of several professional associations, including the American Chemical Society, the American Economic Association, and the Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis.

Selected Works

“Regulatory Reform in the Trump Era,” (with K. Krutilla and J.D. Graham), Public Administration Review, 77 (5) 643-44 (August 29, 2017)