Kevin Hassett, most recently the White House Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, has joined the Hoover Institution as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow. Hassett was confirmed in September 2017 as the 29th chairman of the council.
“After his honorable service to our nation, we look forward to welcoming Kevin’s perspective and research contributions to the Hoover Institution where he’ll join our scholars in advancing ideas that promote economic prosperity,” said Tom Gilligan, Director of the Hoover Institution.
Prior to the White House, Hassett was an economist at the American Enterprise Institute. He also served as a senior economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. His academic background includes being an associate professor of economics and finance at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, as well as a visiting professor at New York University’s Law School. Hassett has been a consultant to the U.S. Treasury Department, and an advisor to various presidential campaigns.