A senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation's Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, David Kreutzer researches and writes about labor markets and trade.
He came to Heritage in 2008. From 1984 until 2007 he taught economics at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he also served as director of the International Business Program.
In 1994, Kreutzer was a visiting economist at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and, in the early 1980's, he was a visiting economics instructor at Ohio University.
Kreutzer also has some local political experience. From January 2003 to December 2004, he served as mayor of Dayton, Virginia, a town of about 1,300 in Rockingham County near the West Virginia state line. Before that, he was a member of the Dayton, Ohio, Town Council for nine years.
Kreutzer’s research has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, National Tax Journal, Economic Inquiry, Southern Economic Journal, and Journal of Energy and Development.
His commentary has appeared in mainstream media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, the (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, Florida’s Sun-Sentinel, and The Journal of Commerce.
Kreutzer, who grew up in Northern Virginia, earned a doctorate in economics from George Mason University. He also has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Virginia Tech. He and his wife reside in Arlington, Virginia. They have three grown children and three grandchildren.