Erzo F.P. Luttmer

Academic Appointments

The Dartmouth Professor in Economics

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.

Rockefeller 305
HB 6106
Propedeuse Degree Delft University of Technology
M.A. Erasmus University
PhD. Harvard University

Selected Publications

Please see my personal website ( for my publications and working papers.