Andrew A. Samwick

Sandra L. and Arthur L. Irving '72a P'10 Professor of Economics
Director, Nelson A. Rockefeller Center

I joined the faculty of Dartmouth in 1994. My early scholarly work has covered a range of topics, including pensions, saving, taxation, portfolio choice, and executive compensation. My teaching, and some of my more recent scholarship, focuses on finance, public policy, and social entrepreneurship.

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In 2003 – 2004, I joined the staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, serving for a year as its chief economist.

In November 2009, I was selected as the New Hampshire Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

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112 Rockefeller
HB 6106
Quantitative Social Science
The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy
A.B. Harvard College
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Selected Publications

“Donating the Voucher: An Alternative Tax Treatment of Private School Enrollment,” Forthcoming in Jeffrey Brown (ed.) Tax Policy and the Economy 27. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.

“The Design of Retirement Saving Programs in the Presence of Competing Consumption Needs,” National Tax Association Proceedings – 2010, 71 – 80.

“Changing Progressivity as a Means of Risk Protection in Investment-Based Social Security Reform,” in Jeffrey R. Brown, Jeffrey Liebman, and David A. Wise (eds.) Social Security Policy in a Changing Environment. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009, 299-327.

“Disability Risk and the Value of Disability Insurance.” in David M. Cutler and David A. Wise (eds.) Health at Older Ages: The Causes and Consequences of Declining Disability Among the Elderly. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008, 295-236. (with Amitabh Chandra)

Works in Progress

“The Welfare Cost of Perceived Policy Uncertainty: Evidence from Social Security”

“Means-Testing Federal Health Entitlement Benefits”

"The Insurance Value of Financial Aid"