Kevin Hassett

Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Kevin Hassett is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Hassett recently served as the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers since 2017. 

Prior to his White House service, 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. He has also been a consultant to the U.S. Treasury Department, and an advisor to various presidential campaigns. 

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In the News

The Cost Of Bidenomics

cited Hoover Institution, Kevin Hassettvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 19, 2020

A new study on Biden’s tax, health-care, energy and regulation proposals predicts $6,500 less in median household income by 2030.

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An Analysis Of Vice President Biden’s Economic Agenda: The Long Run Impacts Of Its Regulation, Taxes, And Spending

by Kevin Hassett, Casey B. Mulligan, Timothy Fitzgerald, Cody Kallenvia Analysis
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

This report explores the potential impact of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s proposals on the economy as a whole. We conclude that in the long run, Biden’s agenda would reduce full time equivalent employment per person by about 3 percent, the capital stock per person by about 15 percent, real GDP per capita by more than 8 percent, and real consumption per household by about 7 percent.


Virtual Associates Meeting On The Economic Policies Of The Presidential Candidates: A Conversation With Austan Goolsbee & Kevin Hassett

interview with Kevin Hassettvia Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett talks about the economic policies of President Trump and former Vice President Biden.


Kevin Hassett: GU Politics Fellows Discuss COVID-19, Black Lives Matter And The Future Of American Politics During Interview

interview with Kevin Hassettvia The Hoya
Friday, September 11, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett joins a panel discussion to talk about the impact of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter on our culture.

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Biden May Lose The Moderates

by Kevin Hassettvia National Review
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

They see a red flag in his threat to end the filibuster if the Republicans are too ‘obstreperous.’


Kevin Hassett: Economy Will 'boom In The Second Half Of The Year'

interview with Kevin Hassettvia Yahoo Finance
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett says we're looking for an acceleration of the economy over the summer and then a real boom in the second half of the year.
In the News

Hassett: Americans Ready To Return To Pre-Pandemic Spending

quoting Kevin Hassettvia One America News Network
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

According to the president’s senior economic adviser Kevin Hassett, consumer spending is ready to bounce back in the United States. On Wednesday, Hassett announced spending trends are quickly returning to where they were before the pandemic.

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Next Stimulus Package Could Include $4,000 Domestic Travel Credit

quoting Kevin Hassettvia Fox59
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Comments made by President Donald Trump during a roundtable meeting in May have prompted speculation that Americans might receive a domestic travel credit as part of a second round of stimulus payments.


Another Stimulus Package Will Definitely Happen: Kevin Hassett

interview with Kevin Hassettvia Yahoo Finance
Friday, June 5, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett says Friday’s jobs report shows the Trump administration’s economic policies are working, even during the devastating coronavirus pandemic.

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Kevin Hassett, W.H. Adviser, Blown Away By Better-Than-Expected Private Jobs Report

featuring Kevin Hassettvia The Washington Times
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

White House senior adviser Kevin Hassett said a private-sector jobs report for May released on Wednesday could mean the economy is recovering even more quickly than expected after the recent coronavirus-related lockdowns.