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David Kreutzer

Senior Research Fellow, Energy Economics and Climate Change
The Heritage Foundation

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David Kreutzer is the Senior 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.

Recent Comments by David Kreutzer

  • "The point is not that taxing carbon won't reduce emissions.  The point is that no matter how much we in the US (and/or the rest of the developed world"
    Tax Pollution, Not Profits
  • "The more recent ECS estimates are coming in at lower levels than the AR4. The West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse has been in works for quite a while"
    Tax Pollution, Not Profits
  • "Below is a list of recent research estimating the equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS). The ECS address the critical question of how much warming wil"
    Tax Pollution, Not Profits
  • "What we never get is what carbon tax would be necessary or how much temperature moderation you get from the one being proposed. The tax under discu"
    Tax Pollution, Not Profits
  • "Dan: There is very little that should be avoided at all costs. Kevin Anderson's assertions and invocation of "widespread" views are not sufficient rea"
    Tax Pollution, Not Profits
  • "You still didn't offer an alternative impact on world temperatures.  Zeroing out CO2 emissions in all the developed countries still gets you less than"
    Tax Pollution, Not Profits
  • "This carbon tax is clearly not a climate policy, else it's proponents could and would make a case for its impact on global warming.  Would the congres"
    Tax Pollution, Not Profits
  • "It's not for policymakers or legislators to decide how much energy people need--either in total or for particular uses. It is too complex a problem f"
    How Much (And What Kind) of Energy Is Enough?

  • "The costs of the policies are back loaded. Virtually every analysis of them shows higher costs in the last years than in the first years."
    Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012 Introduced
  • "When are we going to be honest about the impact of “clean energy” standards, renewable energy standards, cap and trade, and all the other policies to "
    Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012 Introduced