Paul Winfree

Director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies & Richard F. Aster Fellow at Heritage Foundation

Paul Winfree

Paul Winfree

Director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies & Richard F. Aster Fellow at Heritage Foundation

Biography

Paul Winfree is the Director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies as well as the Richard F. Aster Fellow at The Heritage Foundation.

Prior to returning to Heritage, Winfree served as the Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, the Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council, and the Director of Budget Policy, all at the White House. Winfree was also the Chair of the Deputies Committee that oversaw the execution of all domestic policy at the Deputy Secretary level throughout the administration as well as the interagency policy coordination process.During the 2016 Presidential Transition, Winfree led the team responsible for the Office of Management and Budget.

Prior to joining the Trump administration, Winfree was the Director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies and the Center for Data Analysis as well as the inaugural Richard F. Aster Fellow, all at The Heritage Foundation. Before joining Heritage he was the Director of Income Security at the United States Senate Committee on the Budget.

At the White House, Winfree was responsible for developing and executing the President’s Executive Order number 13781 to establish “A Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch.” He has also led several policy initiatives within the administration on welfare reform and the plans for reforming the Federal budget process. He was also integral to the development of the President’s first two budgets and was immersed in all major domestic policymaking decisions.

During Winfree’s earlier tenure at Heritage, he spearheaded many of the organization’s most important projects including major elements of the Mandate for Leadership series of documents that provided guidance for the incoming administration. On the Senate's Budget Committee, he was responsible for the committee’s work on tax, health, and welfare policy.

Winfree’s research focuses on public finance (including budget and appropriations policy), health economics, the history of economic thought, and microeconomic modeling. In 2009, he developed a health insurance microsimulation model that is still used extensively by analysts at Heritage to estimate how changes in federal health policy affect federal budgetary outcomes.

Winfree has also published on the issue of economic mobility in America through work with Pew Charitable Trusts in conjunction with related work by scholars at other Washington-based think tanks and academia.

His research has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, USA Today, Congressional Quarterly, The Hill, and Morning Consult, among other publications.

He was named one of the four "Rising Stars of 2017" in the Trump Administration by Congressional Quarterly, was profiled by the Morning Consult, and was cited in the Washington Post for his "critical role" in uncovering flaws in the ACA risk corridor program and developing a plan to block a Federal bailout.

Winfree has a master of science in economics and economic history from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a bachelor of science in economics from George Mason University. During his time in the White House, Winfree maintained Top Secret and SCI Clearances.

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Paul Winfree
Director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies & Richard F. Aster Fellow at Heritage Foundation
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Bachelor of Science in Economics

George Mason University is setting the gold standard for the modern, public university. Its dynamic culture and innovative academic programs prepare Mason’s hard-working students for 21st century careers. Its commitment to teaching excellence combines with cutting-edge research that enriches the academic experience and is literally changing the world. Mason is affordable, yet offers high value. Ideally located in the National Capital region, students enjoy terrific cultural experiences and access to the most sought-after internships and employers in the country.

Master of Science in Economics & Economic History

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Career History
Director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies & Richard F. Aster Fellow
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The Heritage Foundation provides research and educational services. Its mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. The company was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Director of Budget Policy
Prior - 2017
Director of Income Security
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The Budget Act created the Budget Committees of the Senate and House and gave them the responsibility to draft Congress' annual budget plan and monitor action on the budget for the Federal Government. For the first time, congressional institutions were in place whose unique concern would be Federal budgetary policy. As a result, the Budget Committee was, and remains today, uniquely focused on the details of our Federal budget, the drafting of the budget resolution, and the compilation of reconciliation legislation.

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