Andrew A. Samwick

Academic Appointments

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

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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In 2003 – 2004, I joined the staff of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, serving for a year as its chief economist. From 2004 - 2019, I served as the director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth, an interdisciplinary social science center that seeks to educate, train, and inspire the next generation of public policy leaders.

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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326 Rockefeller
HB 6106
The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding
The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy
A.B. Harvard College, 1989
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993

Selected Publications

"The Economics of Social Entrepreneurship," Manuscript, Dartmouth College, 2021. Forthcoming in Journal of Economic Education.

“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"