Lutz holds an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford, where he worked in the fields on behavioural game theory and mechanism design. Additionally, Lutz holds a BA in Economics from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, where his research focused on the economic roots of residential segregation of migrants in German cities.
Before beginning his PhD, Lutz worked in the private sector for the leading strategy consulting boutique firms in France. Further experience includes a Carlo Schmid fellowship at the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), as well as internships at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), Deutsche Bank Research, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAS) newspaper.
At the LSE, Lutz researches the linkages between rising economic inequality and the environmental consequences of human economic activity, in particular climate change. He holds a PhD scholarship from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.