Samuel Hammond

Director of Poverty and Welfare Policy

Samuel Hammond is the Director of Poverty and Welfare Policy at the Niskanen Center. His commentary has been published in the Atlantic, the National Review, and the American Conservative. He has also been featured in New York Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Vox, and Slate.

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: On Workforce Investment
June 9, 2020 • Samuel Hammond
Samuel Hammond Cited on Hill TV
May 18, 2020 • Samuel Hammond
Op-Ed: Deindustrialization Isn’t (Just) a White Working-Class Problem
February 28, 2020 • Samuel Hammond,  Anuska Jain
Op-Ed: The Return of Class Conflict
February 6, 2020 • Samuel Hammond

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