Andrew Samwick was recognized as a Distinguished Alum for his leading research on economic policy, his commitment to education, and his public service. After taking five math and science courses at TIP between 1982 and 1984, Andrew Samwick graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in economics. He then went on to receive his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, specializing in public economics and finance.
Since 1994, Samwick has been a faculty member at Dartmouth College, where he is now the Sandra L. and Arthur L. Irving ‘72a, P’10 Professor of Economics and the Director of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
In the field of economics, Samwick is most widely known for his research on the economics of retirement. He is the co-author of a set of reform proposals that restore solvency to the Social Security system through the addition of investment-based, personal retirement accounts. He has testified multiple times before Congressional committees on his research. Over the past two decades, he has also made scholarly contributions on saving, taxation, portfolio choice, education, and executive compensation. In 2009, Samwick 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, recognizing his work to educate, train, and inspire the next generation of public policy leaders.
In 2003, Andrew served for a year as the chief economist on the staff of the President’s
Council of Economic Advisers. He currently serves as a member of the Census Scientific Advisory Committee.