Read Dr. Butler’s publication, “Time to Rethink Nursing Homes“, in JAMA Health Forum.
Stuart Butler is a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC. Prior to joining Brookings, he 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. Dr. Butler is also currently an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy and a Visiting Fellow at Convergence.
He is a member of the editorial board of Health Affairs, serves on the panel of health advisers for the Congressional Budget Office, and is a member of the Board on Health Care Services of the Institute of Medicine. He also serves on advisory councils for the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the Kaiser 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.
Dr. Butler has played a prominent role in the debate over federal spending, Medicare, health care for working Americans, and Social Security reform, arguing for solutions based on limited government and market competition. But he is also widely recognized as an individual who is willing to work with people across the ideological spectrum to find solutions to the nation’s problems. He has testified frequently before Congress on a broad range of issues.
He was born in Shrewsbury, England, emigrated to the United States in 1975, and became an American citizen in 1995. He was educated at St. Andrews University in Scotland, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and mathematics, a master’s degree in economics and history, and a Ph.D. in American economic history. He is married with two daughters and resides in Washington, DC.