Samuel Hammond

Director of Poverty and Welfare Policy

Samuel Hammond is the Director of Poverty and Welfare Policy at the Niskanen Center. He previously worked as an economist for the Government of Canada specializing in rural economic development, and as a graduate research fellow for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. His research focuses on the effectiveness of cash transfers in alleviating poverty, and how free markets can be complemented by robust systems of social insurance.

In the News

Op-Ed: The China Shock Doctrine
September 20, 2019 • Samuel Hammond
Op-Ed: How to Prevent the Next Lordstown
April 10, 2019 • Samuel Hammond

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