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Stuart M Butler

Senior Fellow - Economic Studies

Stuart M. Butler is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at Brookings. Prior to joining Brookings, Butler spent 35 years at The Heritage Foundation, as Director of the Center for Policy Innovation and earlier as Vice-President for Domestic and Economic Policy Studies. He is also currently an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy, a board member and Visiting Fellow at the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution, and a board member of Mary’s Center, a health clinic serving a range of families in Washington D.C.

Stuart Butler is a member of the editorial board of Health Affairs, is a member of the Board on Health Care Services of the National Academy of Medicine and of the Advisory Group for the Academy’s Culture of Health Program. He also serves on advisory councils for the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy, and the March of Dimes. In 2002 he was an Institute of Politics Fellow at Harvard University. In 1990, he served as a member of Housing Secretary Jack Kemp's Advisory Commission on Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing.

Most recently, he has played a prominent role in the debate over health care reform, and addressing social determinants of health. He has also been working on a wide range of other issues, including the future of higher education, economic mobility, budget process reform and federal entitlement reform.

Stuart Butler was born in Shrewsbury, England and emigrated to the United States in 1975. He was educated at St. Andrews University in Scotland, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and mathematics in 1968, a Master of Arts degree in economics and history in 1971, and a Ph.D. in American economic history in 1978.

Stuart M. Butler is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at Brookings. Prior to joining Brookings, Butler spent 35 years at The Heritage Foundation, as Director of the Center for Policy Innovation and earlier as Vice-President for Domestic and Economic Policy Studies. He is also currently an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy, a board member and Visiting Fellow at the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution, and a board member of Mary’s Center, a health clinic serving a range of families in Washington D.C.

Stuart Butler is a member of the editorial board of Health Affairs, is a member of the Board on Health Care Services of the National Academy of Medicine and of the Advisory Group for the Academy’s Culture of Health Program. He also serves on advisory councils for the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy, and the March of Dimes. In 2002 he was an Institute of Politics Fellow at Harvard University. In 1990, he served as a member of Housing Secretary Jack Kemp’s Advisory Commission on Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing.

Most recently, he has played a prominent role in the debate over health care reform, and addressing social determinants of health. He has also been working on a wide range of other issues, including the future of higher education, economic mobility, budget process reform and federal entitlement reform.

Stuart Butler was born in Shrewsbury, England and emigrated to the United States in 1975. He was educated at St. Andrews University in Scotland, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and mathematics in 1968, a Master of Arts degree in economics and history in 1971, and a Ph.D. in American economic history in 1978.

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