David Cutler’s work in health economics and public economics has earned him significant academic and public acclaim. He is currently the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Economics at Harvard University and was named Harvard College Professor in 2014. Professor Cutler also holds secondary appointments at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard School of Public Health.
Professor 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 the state.
Professor 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.
Professor Cutler received an A.B. from Harvard University (1987) and a Ph.D. in economics from MIT (1991).