Researcher Profile

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Randall Lutter

Visiting Fellow

Topics of Interest

Randall Lutter joined RFF in 2010 after more than 20 years of senior experience in the management and evaluation of programs regulating health, safety and environmental risks, having served in three different federal agencies for four presidents, including service as the chief economist and deputy commissioner for policy at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
His current research interests include the quality of economic analysis of regulations, efficient air pollution regulation in the presence of non-convexities and uncertainty, and the performance of government agencies responding to outbreaks of foodborne illness. He has published extensively throughout his career, including co-editing a book for RFF Press, Painting the White House Green, on environmental policymaking in the executive office of the president.


PhD Economics, Cornell University, 1986
MA Economics, Cornell University, 1983
BA Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1977

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