The Manufacturing Policy Initiative delivers expertise in topics including sustainable manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, auto manufacturing, shale gas, regulatory reform, and entrepreneurship. In addition to SPEA faculty, we collaborate with researchers across disciplines and with top practitioners across manufacturing fields.
Manufacturing Policy Initiative Director
Keith B. 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. He has served as the director of the Manufacturing Policy Initiative since June 2017.
John D. Graham is the dean of SPEA on both the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses. He served as Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget under President George W. Bush. There, he spearheaded an interagency initiative to relieve unnecessary regulatory burdens on manufacturing in 2004-06. He chaired the interagency task force to reform federal regulation of the auto industry in the area of fuel economy—regulations the Obama administration built upon. He is a prolific author and has testified before House and Senate Committees, state and federal agencies, the European Commission, and Parliament.