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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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.
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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.


Social-Media Fact-Checking Has Become A Political Weapon: Kevin Hassett

interview with Kevin Hassettvia Yahoo Finance
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett says social-media platforms like Twitter should be treated like publications if they choose to exercise editorial control and believes leaving fact-checking up to them will lead to political bias. He also believes the economy is on track for a historic second half of the year.


America's Unemployment Rate May Hit 23%, Kevin Hassett Says

interview with Kevin Hassettvia CNN
Friday, May 22, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett says he thinks the unemployment rate, which hit 14.7% in April, may rise to 22% to 23% by May and edge up a bit in June before heading lower.

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Trump Hasn’t Ruled Out More Aid For States, Economic Adviser Says

featuring Kevin Hassettvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 15, 2020

[Subscription Required] President Trump hasn’t ruled out additional economic relief for states and cities grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, as long as it doesn’t constitute what he considers a “bailout,” White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said Friday.


Kevin Hassett On The Economy

interview with Kevin Hassettvia KXLY.COM
Sunday, May 10, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett discusses COVID-19 and the economy.


Kevin Hassett: Jobs Numbers Are 'Very Chilling'

interview with Kevin Hassettvia Yahoo Finance
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett argues that the coronavirus is the biggest shock our economy has ever seen but its impact can be reversed. He also said the administration is ready for phase 4 if necessary.