Erzo F.P. Luttmer


6106 Rockefeller Center, Room 305
Department of Economics
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755 USA

Phone: (603) 646-6479

Welcome to Erzo Luttmer's Web Site.

I hold the Dartmouth Professorship in Economics at Dartmouth College. I'm a Research Associate at the NBER and a Research Fellow at IZA, and I serve as the editor of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. I have a Master's degree in econometrics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a PhD in economics from Harvard University. My research seeks to understand what drives the demand for redistribution and social insurance and how the implementation of redistribution and social insurance programs can be improved. Many of my papers highlight the important role of social effects in economic behavior. Much of my more recent research explores the role of cognitive limitations on demand for and design of social insurance programs.

I am married to Ellen Meara, a professor of health economics and policy at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Google Scholar page

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Unpublished Papers

In case you are wondering:
"Doesn't Erzo Luttmer have a PhD from the University of Chicago?
And aren't his fields asset pricing, macroeconomics and time-series econometrics?"
you are probably thinking of my cousin Erzo G.J. Luttmer, who is an economics professor at the University of Minnesota.