NBER Profile: David Cutler
David Cutler is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Aging, Health Care, Public Economics, and Productivity.
He is a Professor in both the Department of Economics and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is also Dean of Social Sciences in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard.
Cutler is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, a fellow of the Employee Benefit Research Institute, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board's Alliance for Aging Research, and a director of the National Academy of Social Insurance.
He is author of the recently released Your Money or Your Life: Strong Medicine for America's Health Care System. He is also Associate Editor at the Journal of Economic Perspectives and the Journal of Public Economics, and former editor of the Journal of Health Economics.
Cutler received his Ph.D. in Economics from MIT and his A.B. in Economics from Harvard. He joined the Harvard faculty in 1991.
Cutler's varied research interests include the productivity, cost, and financing of health care, as well as the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
He is married and his wife is expecting their first child this spring. Cutler is an avid long-distance runner and eager reader.