David Kreutzer

David W. Kreutzer

Senior Research Fellow, Energy Economics and Climate Change, Center for Free Markets and Regulatory Reform

Areas of Expertise

  • Environment
  • Energy Economics
  • Government Regulation
  • Renewable Energy

David Kreutzer researches and writes about how energy and global warming legislation would affect the economy.

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A senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation's Center for Data Analysis, David Kreutzer researches and writes about how energy and global warming legislation would affect the economy.

Kreutzer studies the effects of such measures at the national, local, and industry levels as senior research fellow in energy economics and climate change.

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 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 1980s, 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 [A1] 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 have three grown children and currently reside in Arlington, Virginia.


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2017 Global Agenda for Economic Freedom

Aug 30, 2016 Over an hour read

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Discounting Climate Costs David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D.

Jun 16, 2016 12 min read

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Fuel Economy Standards Are a Costly Mistake David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D.

Mar 4, 2016 13 min read

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Bureaucrats rarely give consumers what they want David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D.

Jul 7, 2015 2 min read

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Nebraska: The latest proxy battleground for the war on affordable energy David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D.

Apr 14, 2015 2 min read

Commentary

President Barack Obama's plan to kill jobs David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D.

Mar 3, 2015 2 min read

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Australia’s wind-power market deflates David W. Kreutzer, Ph.D.

Mar 3, 2015 2 min read