Kevin Hassett

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  • Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers (2017-19)
  • Former Senior Economist, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
  • Former Economic Advisor to George W. Bush, John McCain, and Mitt Romney

Dr. Kevin Hassett is among the world's leading economists, and served as the 29th Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 2017 through 2019.

While working in the Trump White House, Hassett was a key force driving internal and external debate on virtually every economic topic, from taxes and trade, to substance abuse and deregulation. While at the White House, Hassett was the top public spokesperson for the White House on economic policy and the state of economy, appearing regularly on Fox, Fox Business, CNBC, MSNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, and more.  Hassett was even drawn upon at times to run the televised White House press briefings. 

Sought-out by numerous presidential candidates, Hassett served as John McCain's chief economic adviser in the 2000 presidential primaries and an economic adviser to the campaigns of George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election and McCain in the presidential election of 2008. 

 

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Kevin Hassett sheds light on the future economic landscape

One of the world's leading economists and President Trump's outgoing Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors (2017-19) DR. KEVIN HASSETT provides audiences with substantive, actionable insights on the future economic landscape. While serving in the White House, Hassett was a key force driving internal and external debate on virtually every economic topic, from taxes and trade, to substance abuse and deregulation. He was also the top public spokesperson for the White House on economic policy and the state of economy, appearing regularly on Fox, Fox Business, CNBC, MSNBC, Bloomberg and CNN. He was even drawn upon to run the televised White House press briefings. A renowned tax expert, prior to joining the White House, Hassett served as a senior economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and worked on tax policy, fiscal policy, energy issues, and investing in the stock market as an economist at the American Enterprise Institute. Sought-out by multiple presidential candidates, Hassett was John McCain's chief economic adviser in the 2000 presidential primaries; an economic adviser to the campaigns of George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election and McCain in the presidential election of 2008; and among Mitt Romney's economic advisers for the 2012 presidential campaign. Heralded for his refreshing sense of humor, he leaves audiences informed and engaged.

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Hassett served as the 29th Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 2017 through 2019.

Prior to becoming Chairman of the CEA, he was an economist at the American Enterprise Institute since 1997. His most recent titles at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) included James Q. Wilson Chair in American Culture and Politics and Director of Research for Domestic Policy. He also served as Director of Economic Policy Studies and Resident Scholar from 2003 through 2014.

Prior to joining AEI, Hassett was a senior economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and an associate professor of economics and finance at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business of Columbia University. He has also served as a visiting professor at New York University’s Law School, as a consultant to the U.S. Treasury Department, and as an advisor to presidential campaigns. A noted expert in the field of public finance, Hassett has authored peer-reviewed articles in leading economics journals and has served as a columnist in leading media outlets. He received his bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and his PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.