Bowman Cutter

Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow

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.

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