Keith Belton

Academic Specialist

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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 in the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. The Initiative is focused on public policies affecting the U.S. manufacturing sector. Prior to this appointment, Belton held several positions involving public policy analysis and government relations, including with the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and the Dow Chemical Company.

His particular areas of expertise include regulation and regulatory reform; environment, health, and safety policy; cost-benefit analysis; and the chemical manufacturing industry. 

Belton holds a B.S. (chemistry) from the University of Maryland, an M.S. (environmental science), and Ph.D. (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. He currently serves on the leadership council for MForesight, a nonprofit organization. 

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