2020 TIAA Paul A. Samuelson Award Ceremony
The TIAA Paul A Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security—named in honor of the Nobel Prize-winning economist and former CREF Trustee—is awarded annually by the TIAA Institute to recognize an outstanding research publication that helps advance Americans’ lifelong financial well-being. Since it was first given in 1996, the Samuelson Award has become the premier acknowledgement of excellence in research on financial security.
Last year the independent panel of judges gave the award to Dr. Lee M. Lockwood of the University of Virginia for his paper "Incidental Bequests and the Choice to Self-Insure Late-Life Risks,” published in American Economic Review 2018, 108(9): 2513–2550.
At a special presentation during the 2021 virtual annual meeting of the Allied Social Science Associations, the TIAA Institute will announce the winner(s) of this year’s Samuelson Award. To learn more about the award and past recipients, visit our Awards page.