Paul Winfree is the Director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation.

Winfree returned to Heritage in 2015, after serving as Director of Income Security at the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget.  As Director, he was responsible for the Budget Committee’s work on tax, health, and welfare policy. During his time with the Committee, Winfree was actively involved in the development of a number of legislative proposals, including the congressional budget resolutions and annual appropriations bills. 

Prior to joining the Committee, Winfree was a senior policy analyst within the Center for Data Analysis at Heritage, where his researched focused on health economics, public finance, and microeconomic modeling. He developed a health insurance microsimulation model, which is used extensively by analysts to estimate how changes in federal health policy affect federal budgetary outcomes.

Winfree has also published on economic mobility in America through work with Pew Charitable Trusts in conjunction with related work by scholars at other Washington-based think tanks. Winfree’s research was also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, USA Today, The Hill, and the Morning Consult and many other regional publications.

Winfree serves on a number of advisory councils, commissions, and policy coalitions. These include the Budget Roundtable, a group of preeminent federal budget experts from a variety of areas and disciplines, who share a mission in thinking through fundamental budget process reforms. Winfree has also served on a World Economic Forum commission to study alternative measure of economic performance. 

Winfree is a doctoral candidate at London School of Economics and Political Science, where he also earned a Master of Science Degree in Economics and Economic History. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from George Mason University.

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