Erzo Luttmer is a Dartmouth Professor in Economics at Dartmouth College. He is, also, a Research Associate at the NBER and a Research Fellow at IZA. His 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 his papers highlight the important role of social effects in economic behavior and his more recent research explores the role of cognitive limitations on demand for and design of social insurance programs.
He holds a Master's degree in econometrics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a PhD in economics from Harvard University.