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Michelle Minton


Michelle Minton

Senior Fellow

Michelle Minton is a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Minton specializes in consumer policy, covering regulatory issues that include gambling, alcohol, and food.

Minton has coauthored numerous studies, including topics like the effectiveness and unintended consequences of sin taxes and history of gambling regulation. Her analyses have been published and cited by nationally respected news outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and USA Today as well as industry blogs and publications. She regularly appears on news media to discuss the effects regulation has on individual’s health and economic well-being and to propose more effective means of achieving public health goals while protecting the rights of individuals. In addition to her work at CEI, Minton is also a visiting fellow at the Maryland Public Policy Institute. 

Ms. Minton holds a Bachelor of Arts in Writing from the Johns Hopkins University and is currently working toward an Master of Sciences in Applied Nutrition at the University of New England.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, Coconut, playing poker, drinking beer, and reading.



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