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Expertise: Economics, health care

David Cutler is a Senior Fellow at American Progress. He has developed an impressive record of achievement in both academia and the public sector.

At Harvard, he has served as assistant professor of economics 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 Kennedy School of Government and recently completed a five-year term as associate dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for Social Sciences.

Honored for his scholarly work and singled out for outstanding mentorship of graduate students, Professor Cutler’s work in health economics and public economics has earned him significant academic and public acclaim. Professor Cutler served on the Council of Economic Advisers and the National Economic Council during the Clinton administration and was senior health care advisor to Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign. Professor Cutler also advised the presidential campaign of Bill Bradley. Among other affiliations, Professor 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 and a member of the Institute of Medicine.

Professor Cutler is the author of Your Money Or Your Life: Strong Medicine for America’s Health Care System, published by Oxford University Press. This book, and Professor 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 health care by Modern Healthcare magazine and one of the 50 most influential men aged 45 and younger by Details magazine.

By David M. Cutler
Paper Cuts: Reducing Health Care Administrative CostsCenter for American ProgressJune 11, 2012
3 Strategies for Reducing Health Care Administrative CostsCenter for American ProgressJune 11, 2012
Replace Fee-for-Service with Bundled Payments in MedicareCenter for American ProgressOctober 26, 2011
Pay for Interventions That Work in MedicareCenter for American ProgressOctober 26, 2011
Cut Administrative Costs in the Health SystemCenter for American ProgressOctober 26, 2011
Expand Competitive Bidding in MedicareCenter for American ProgressOctober 26, 2011
How the Federal Government Can Save $100 Billion or More in Health-Care CostsCenter for American ProgressOctober 26, 2011
Health Reform and Employment: A One-Year UpdateCenter for American ProgressMarch 23, 2011
Repealing Health Care Is a Job KillerCenter for American ProgressJanuary 7, 2011
Achieving Accountable and Affordable CareCenter for American ProgressDecember 20, 2010
How States Can Improve the Health Care SystemCenter for American ProgressSeptember 17, 2010
Don’t Miss the CBO’s Good NewsCenter for American ProgressJune 30, 2010
The Impact of Health Reform on Health System SpendingCenter for American ProgressMay 21, 2010
Time to Prove the Skeptics Wrong on Health ReformCenter for American ProgressApril 23, 2010
Health Reform Passes the Cost TestCenter for American ProgressMarch 11, 2010
Interactive Map: Health Reform Will Lead to Job CreationCenter for American ProgressFebruary 24, 2010
New Jobs Through Better Health CareCenter for American ProgressJanuary 8, 2010
Health Care Premiums Run AmokCenter for American ProgressJuly 24, 2009
Financing Health Care ReformCenter for American ProgressJune 29, 2009
The Two Trillion Dollar SolutionCenter for American ProgressJune 24, 2009
Health System Modernization Will Reduce the DeficitCenter for American ProgressMay 11, 2009