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Bowman Cutter
Bowman Cutter is a Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and writes "The Cutter Report" for the NewDeal2.0. He has been a managing director of Warburg Pincus, a major global private equity firm headquartered in New York City, since 1996. He has served as the firm’s economist and focused on its international business, with particular reference to Asia. From 1981-1993, he was vice chairman and managing partner at Coopers & Lybrand, the global accounting and consulting firm that subsequently merged with Price Waterhouse. Mr. Cutter held a senior economic policy role in the administration of Bill Clinton, whom he served as director of the National Economic Council and as deputy assistant to the president. He also served during the Carter presidency, at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as executive director for budget. Mr. Cutter was the leader of President Obama’s OMB transition team. Mr. Cutter’s central public policy interest is economic policy, in particular issues related to economic growth, development, and the alleviation of poverty. He has worked extensively with the World Bank; he is currently the Chairman of the Board of CARE, the global development organization. He is also a founder and current chairman of MicroVest, a leading global microfinance fund with assets under management now in excess of $100 million, and a member of the governing council of the IFMR Trust, focused on market-based solutions to severe poverty in India. Mr. Cutter holds degrees from Harvard University, the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Entries by Bowman Cutter

What Did the Government Shutdown Battle Really Accomplish?

(7) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 11:29 AM

Well, that was fun. We just escaped another Perils of Pauline moment by deciding not to test the proposition that default doesn't matter, and the Republican Party's (apparently diminishing) instincts for self-preservation finally overcame its fear of its far-right base. So where are we?

First, a brief victory lap. As...

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Health Care: How a Summit Can Work

(4) Comments | Posted February 17, 2010 | 2:40 PM

My first view of the summit was that it was a bad idea; one in which the risks were disproportionately being taken by President Obama. But the general gridlock in the Congress, and particularly the polls that came out at the end of last week have changed my thinking.


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On Not Wasting a Crisis: How Obama Must Govern

(11) Comments | Posted February 16, 2010 | 3:57 PM

Rahm Emanuel is famous for saying that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste, and then the administration wasted one. The reason for raising this is not to look back and play whack-a-mole with Rahm or the White House, but to underline a couple of points about...

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