Samwick Appointed to Census Scientific Advisory Committee (U.S. Census News)


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U.S. Census Bureau Director John Thompson has named six new members, including Dartmouth’s Andrew Samwick, to the Census Bureau’s scientific advisory committee, chartered to provide advice on the design, operation, and implementation of Census Bureau programs.

Samwick, 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,  will serve a three-year term on the 21-member scientific advisory committee, which addresses policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs.

In naming him to the post, Thompson cited Samwick’s research on pension, savings, and taxation issues as well as his appointment in 2003 as chief economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.

“We are excited to add such an array of expertise to our advisory committee,” says Thompson. “These are leading voices from the scientific community, offering the kind of experience and outside perspective that the Census Bureau needs as we set course for the future of data collection while maintaining our commitment to statistical quality.”

Read the full story, published 10/14/15 by the United States Census Bureau news site.


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