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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Recent Commentary

In the News

With 2 Percent GDP Growth, Just How Far Away From A Recession Are We?

quoting Kevin Hassettvia National Review
Thursday, October 28, 2021

Score one for Kevin Hassett. Last Friday at a National Review Institute event, Kevin warned that the third-quarter GDP number was likely to be disappointing and probably worse than the consensus expectation of 3 percent. I wrote about Kevin’s remarks on Monday . . .


The Debt Limit Can Save Us

by Kevin Hassettvia National Review
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

How congressional Republicans can use the debt-limit vote to push meaningful reform


Spending Bill Will Cause 'Unprecedented Negative Shock' To Economy: Former White House Economist Kevin Hassett

interview with Kevin Hassettvia Fox Business
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett warns the Democrats’ spending plans will hurt the US economy and their chances in the 2022 Midterms.


The Rise Of De-Economics

by Kevin Hassettvia National Review
Monday, July 19, 2021

Incentives do matter, and to suggest otherwise is to betray basic principles of economics.

In the News

Fund Infrastructure Without Hurting Small Businesses

quoting Kevin Hassettvia
Friday, June 25, 2021

Enacting and maintaining pro-growth tax policies will be key to ensuring our recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. As we begin to reopen and return to normal, America’s workers and our deeply impacted domestic businesses cannot afford to be burdened by extra payments and fees to the government.


Kevin Hasset: Global Minimum Corporate Tax 'Isn't Going To Happen'

interview with Kevin Hassettvia Yahoo! Finance
Monday, June 7, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hasset explains why the G7 can't pass the global minimum corporate tax deal.

In the News

Too Many Americans Have Saved Little To Nothing For Retirement

quoting Kevin Hassettvia The Gainesville Sun
Thursday, May 20, 2021

More than half of all Americans are concerned that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their ability to achieve a secure retirement, according to a new poll taken by the National Institute on Retirement Security.


Inflation: The Ingredients Are In The Pot, And The Fire Is On

by John H. Cochrane, Kevin Hassettvia National Review
Monday, April 26, 2021

The Fed's dismissive attitude toward inflation risks a repeat of the 1970s' stagflation.


The Biden Plan For Economic Sclerosis

by Kevin Hassettvia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, April 8, 2021

[Subscription required] American workers would suffer under his proposal to tax capital and subsidize green energy.


Biden's Historic Tax Hike Will Cause Companies To 'Flee' US 'Like A Stampede': Kevin Hassett

interview with Kevin Hassettvia Fox Business
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett discusses President Biden's economic policies noting that the large corporate tax hikes will cause companies to "flee" abroad.