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.
Winfree’s research focuses on public finance (including budget and appropriations policy), health economics, the history of economic thought, and microeconomic modeling. 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.
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.