Cuttance, Peter Francis was born on July 9, 1948 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Son of Earnest Harry Cuttance and Barbara Margaret (Kane) Mollman. Bachelor of Science, University Canterbury, New Zealand, 1970.
- Research scholar Institute for Applied Economics and Social Research, University Melbourne, 1974-1978. Visiting research fellow University Jyvaskyla, Finland, 1978, University Aarhus, Denmark, 1979. Research fellow University Edinburgh, Scotland, since 1979.