Samuel Hammond is the director of social policy. 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. 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.
Hammond has received a B.A. in Economics from Saint Mary’s University and M.A.’s in Economics from George Mason University and Carleton University.