Our Expertise

Bringing expertise to public policy and manufacturing

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.

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Meet the MPI Advisory Board

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.

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