Andrew A. Samwick

Academic Appointments

Sandra L. and Arthur L. Irving '72a P'10 Professor of Economics

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

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Rockefeller, Room 326
HB 6106


  • A.B. Harvard College, 1989
  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993

Selected Publications

  • "The Economics of Social Entrepreneurship," The Journal of Economic Education, Vol. 53, No. 2 (2022), 176 – 180.

  • "The Welfare Consequences of Perceived Policy Uncertainty: Evidence from Social Security." American Economic Review, 108 (February 2018), 275 - 307. (with Erzo Luttmer)

  • "Means-Testing Federal Health Entitlement Benefits," in Robert A. Moffitt (ed.) Tax Policy and the Economy 32 (2018), Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 173-210.

  • "Effects of Income Tax Changes on Economic Growth," in Alan Auerbach and Kent Smetters (eds.) The Economics of Tax Policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017, 13 - 39. (with William G. Gale)

Works In Progress

  • "The Insurance Value of Financial Aid" (with Kristy Fan '17 and Tyler Fisher '17)

  • "Corporate Social Responsibility and Voting over Public Goods" (with Sophie L. Wang '22)