One of the nation's most influential health economists, David Cutler has served as Assistant Professor of Economics at Harvard from 1991 to 1995, was named John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Social Sciences in 1995, and received tenure in 1997. He is currently the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Economics and holds secondary appointments at the Kennedy School of Government and the School of Public Health.
Dr. Cutler's work in health economics and public economics has earned him significant academic and public acclaim. Cutler served on the Council of Economic Advisers and the National Economic Council during the Clinton Administration and has advised the Presidential campaigns of Bill Bradley, John Kerry, and Barack Obama as well as being Senior Health Care Advisor for the Obama Presidential Campaign.
Among other affiliations, David Cutler has held positions with the National Institutes of Health and the National Academy of Sciences. Currently, Professor Cutler is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Institute of Medicine, and a Fellow of the Employee Benefit Research Institute. He advises many companies and groups on health care.
Dr. Cutler was a key advisor in the formulation of the recent cost control legislation in Massachusetts, and is one of the members of the Health Policy Commission created to help reduce medical spending in that state.
David is author of two books, several chapters in edited books, and many of published papers on the topic s of health care and other public policy topics. He is the author of Your Money Or Your Life: Strong Medicine for America's Health Care System, published by Oxford University Press.
David Cutler's ideas were the subject of a feature article in the New York Times Magazine, "The Quality Cure", by Roger Lowenstein. Cutler was recently named one of the 30 people who could have a powerful impact on healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine and one of the 50 most influential men aged 45 and younger by Details magazine.
Dr. Cutler received a BA from Harvard University and a PhD in Economics from MIT.
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