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David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D.

  • Research Fellow in Energy Economics and Climate Change
The Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity at The Heritage Foundation

David Kreutzer is the Research Fellow in Energy Economics and Climate Change at The Heritage Foundation's Center for Data Analysis.

In this position, Kreutzer researches how energy and climate change legislation will affect economic activity at the national, local, and industry levels.

Before joining Heritage in February 2008, Kreutzer was an economist at Berman and Company, a Washington-based public affairs firm. From 1984 to 2007, he taught economics at Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., where he also served as Director of the International Business Program. 

In addition, Kreutzer was a Visiting Economist at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1994 and was a visiting economics instructor at Ohio University in the early 1980s.

Kreutzer also has some local political experience. From January 2003 to December 2004, Kreutzer served as Mayor of Dayton, Va., a town of about 1,300 people in Rockingham County near the West Virginia state line. Before that, Kreutzer served on Dayton’s Town Council for nine years.

Kreutzer's research has appeared in journals such as The Journal of Political Economy, the National Tax Journal, Economic Inquiry, The Southern Economic Journal and The Journal of Energy and Development.  He has also written for mainstream media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, the Journal of Commerce, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.

Kreutzer earned a doctorate in economics from George Mason University in 1984. He also has a bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from Virginia Tech. Raised in Northern Virginia, he now lives with his wife and three children in Arlington.

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